Student Awards/Accomplishments

Friends of Eastman Opera Competition (FEO) 2013-2014
1st Prize (Lynne Clark Vocal Prize): Melissa Zgouridi, Mezzo-Soprano
2nd Prize: Paulina Swierczek, Soprano
3rd Prize: Nadia Fayad, Mezzo-Soprano

Friends of Eastman Opera Competition (FEO) 2012-2013
1st Prize (Lynne Clark Vocal Prize): Melissa Fajardo, Mezzo-Soprano
2nd Prize: Keely Futterer, Soprano
3rd Prize: Sophia Burgos, Soprano
Honorable Mention: Zachary Burgess, Bass

Friends of Eastman Opera Competition (FEO) 2011-2012
1st Prize (Lynne Clark Vocal Prize): Hsin-Mei (Tracy) Chang, Soprano
2nd Prize: Elizabeth Smith, Soprano
3rd Prize: Matthew Grills, Tenor
Honorable Mention: NA

32nd Annual Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition 2012-2013
1st Place: Siddharth Dubey, Baritone
2nd Place: Alexander Turpin,Tenor
3rd Place: Sophia Burgos, Soprano
Honorable Mention: Helen Zhibing Huang, Soprano

31st Annual Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition 2011-2012
1st Place: Thomas Lehman, Baritone
2nd Place: Andrew Pramuk, Baritone
3rd Place: Elizabeth Smith, Soprano
Honorable Mention: Helen Zhibing Huang, Soprano

30th Annual Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition 2010-2011
1st Place: Matthew Grills, Tenor
2nd Place: Thomas Lehman, Baritone
3rd Place: Ashley Hill, Mezzo-Soprano
Honorable Mention: Noelle McMurtry, Soprano;


2012-2013 Concerto Competition Winners:
Kelsey Robertson, Mezzo-Soprano; Matthew Valverde, Tenor

2011-2012 Concerto Competition Winners:
Sophia Burgos, Soprano; Laura Osgood, Soprano

2010-2011 Concerto Competition Winners:
Yunjin Kim, Soprano; Elizabeth Smith, Soprano

 

Graduate Accomplishments

Young Artist Program Participants

Adelaide Boedecker:
Crested Butte Opera
Pittsburgh Opera
Merola Program: San Francisco Opera
First prize:National Opera Association Competition 2013

Joshua Boulillon:
Green Mountain Opera
Opera Colorado

Alexander Brickel, Nadia Fayad, Garrett Obrycki, Alexander Turpin:
Ohio Light Opera

Julia Bullock:
Teatro Real(Spain) The Indian Queen; Peter Sellars, Dir.
1st Prize: Walter W. Naumburg Vocal Competition March 2014
Young Concert Artists Award – Merkin Hall Debut March 2014
Marlboro Music Festival

John Buffett:
Utah Opera
Opera Memphis
Tanglewood Opera

Hsin-Mei (Tracy) Chang:
Caramoor Festival

Melissa Fajardo:
Opera Theatre of St.Louis
Opera North
Portland Opera (WA)

Blake Friedman:
Ashlawn Festival

Erin Gonzalez:
Florentine Opera-Young Artist (Milwaukee,WI)

Matthew Grills:
First prize:Lotte Lenya Competition 2012
Finals Winner: Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions 2012
Opera fellowships: Portland Opera (WA); Wolf Trap; San Francisco Opera
Bavarian State Opera-Munich 2013

Katie Hannigan:
Merola Program-San Francisco Opera

Karen Chia-ling Ho:
Merola Program: San Francisco Opera
2nd Prize: 2014 Marcello Giordani Foundation International Competition
Glimmerglass Opera

Michael Kelly:
Third Prize:Walter W. Naumburg Vocal Competition March 2014
First Place: Positively Poulenc Prize 2013

Thomas Lehman:
Florida Grand Opera
Opera Foundation Scholarship Deutscher Opera Berlin 2014-15

Abi Levis:
1st Prize:Joy in Singing 2012
Classical Singer Young Artist 2013
Utah Opera
Grand Junction Symphony Competition 2nd prize 2014
Aldeburgh Festival 2014
William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition; Flint, MI 1st prize 2014

Kathryn Lewek:
Music Academy of the West
Deutscher Oper Berlin
English National Opera
Bregenz Festival (Austria) 2013
Operalia World Opera Competition 2013: Double Winner
Cendrillon: New Orleans Opera
Metropolitan Opera Debut; Magic Flute 2013
Hobart Baroque Opera, Australia; Orlando 2014

Johnathon Michie:
Santa Fe Opera
Florida Grand Opera
Opera Leipzig

Erin Morley:
Metropolitan Opera:Der Rosenkavalier
Bavarian State Opera:Rigoletto
Wiener Staatsoper:J. Levine
Santa Fe:The Impresario;Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol
Richard Tucker Career Grant 2013

Jamal Moore, Aaron Sperber:
members of 5 male acapella group “The Exchange” touring (mid February to Early April) as opening act for Backstreet Boys’ 2014 European tour

Clara Nieman:
Opera New Jersey
Chautauqua Opera
Caramoor Festival
Ft.Worth Opera Young Artist

Garrett Rubin:
http://fulbright.mtvu.com/author/grubin
American Embassy in Amman, Jordan: design a music-based ESL program for displaced children to launch classes at the end of March 2014 for 400 Syrian and Jordanian children throughout the country

Nicholas Wiggins, Carl DuPont, Lauren Iezzi, Laura Char:
Opera Saratoga

Rebecca Farley Witty:
Santa Fe Opera
Sarasota Opera
Des Moines Metro Opera