Joann Moorer (MM ’11) received a Peabody Career Development Grant to attend the Crittenden Summer Opera Workshop in Washington, D.C., and will perform scenes as Leonora (Il trovatore), The Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) and Beatrice (Le donne curiose) July 15, 16 and 17 at the Landon School in Bethesda, Md. Moorer also appeared in Bel Cantanti Opera‘s production of Romeo et Juliette (Gounod) as a member of the chorus.
GPD students Lisa Perry (MM ’11) and Katelyn Jackman (MM ’11) placed second and third, respectively, in the Kennett Square Symphony Competition in Kennett Square, Pa., on Saturday, June 4.
Master of Music candidate Mary-Lacey Rogers, a student of Stanley Cornett, will be an opera administration resident artist with the Minnesota Opera for the next two years, starting in August. She will be a member of the Minnesota Opera Chorus and considered for supporting roles.
Juniors David Diehl, a student of John Shirley-Quirk, and Julianne McCarthy, a student of Phyllis Bryn-Julson, gave a vocal recital at the Lightner Museum’s Restoration Gala on May 14. The program featured works by early 20th-century composers, mirroring the art showcased in the museum, located in St. Augustine, Fla.
Danya Katok (MM ’09) will perform the role of Judy in Lee Hoiby’s This is the Rill Speaking with the Chelsea Opera, June 9-11, at St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea, N.Y. She will be a Young Artist with Ash Lawn Opera Festival in Charlottesville, Va., this summer covering the role of Anna in The King & I.