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.
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.
Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Jennifer Edwards (MM ’09) was the recipient of the Sheryl Shrekengost Encouragement Award for the Virginia Opera Bravissimo Society First Vocal Awards Competition on May 7.
Peabody students won all three places in the Friday Morning Music Club voice competition for the 2011 Sue Goetz Ross Memorial Scholarship on Apr. 16. Freshman Alexandra Razskazoff won first place, junior Michael Maliakel won second, and junior Peter Drackely won third.