Graduate Performance Diploma candidate Kristina Lewis (MM ’11, Voice) won first place in the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. 30th Mid-Atlantic District Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists and will go to the national level in Reno, Nevada in June. Lewis has also been accepted into the Academy of Vocal Arts full tuition vocal program in Philadelphia starting in fall 2012.
Soprano Corinne Winters (MM ’07, Voice) has won the George London-Leonie Rysanek award. The award, granted by the George London Foundation, is one of six granted to the special talents chosen from a field of over 90 professional opera singers. The competition took place on Feb. 17 at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York.
Master of Music candidate Nathan Wyatt, (BM ’10, Voice) baritone, was recipient of the SongFest Commission Award to perform the world premiere of a new song composition by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning composer William Bolcom at the SongFest vocal program in Los Angeles, CA this summer, June 3-28. The song will be set to a poem by Jane Kenyon entitled Gettysburg: July 1, 1863. Wyatt will be working with the composer this spring in preparation for the premiere.
Jenni Bank (BM ’06, Voice) mezzo-soprano, was chosen as one of ten winners of the 2011 William Matheus Sullivan Musical Foundation competition, held in Kent, Conn. in November. Each winner was awarded a cash prize of $11,000.
Tim Smith, music critic of The Baltimore Sun posted a review of Peabody Chamber Opera’s production of Postcard from Morocco.
Peabody Chamber Opera sends colorful ‘Postcard From Morocco’, Clef Notes, 2/10/12