Audrey Chen (BM ’00) Reply

Audrey Chen (BM ’00) was named one of three winners of the 2011 Baker Artist Awards. She will receive $25,000 and be featured in an exhibition at The Baltimore Museum of Art from September 7-October 2, 2011, including a celebratory Late Night event on October 1 where she will perform. The winners were presented on Maryland Public Television’s ArtWorks Special: The Baker Artist Awards 2011.

Laura Strickling (MM ’06) Reply

Soprano Laura Strickling (MM ’06) has won The American Prize in Vocal Performance for 2011 in the professional opera division.

The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award, honors the memory of the greatest Wagnerian baritone of his age, Friedrich Schorr, who commanded the operatic stage between the world wars, and his wife, Virginia Schorr, who taught studio voice at the Manhattan School of Music and the Hartt School of Music for nearly fifty years.

Regional NATS winners Reply

Three Peabody students, all from the studio of of Phyllis Bryn-Julson, won prizes in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Mid-Atlantic Regional Vocal Competition, held at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va., on Apr. 1 and 2. First-place for college senior went to Marie Marquis, also a student of William Sharp. Sarah Hayashi and Francesca Di Domenico placed second and third respectively in the college sophomore category.