PARTNERS for the Arts 3rd Vocal Awards Competition
October 25, 2015 at the Lyceum
BRAVI winners of PARTNERS’ 2015 3rd Vocal Awards Competition!
(Click on each winner below to see and hear their competition performances.)
All singers for the semifinal and final rounds were accompanied by Frank Conlon.
Drs. James and Wanda Trefil Encouragement Awards
Bass Timothy Bruno, mezzo-soprano Natalie Rose Havens, soprano Colleen Daly, mezzo-soprano Olivia Vote, and tenor Brent Turner
Judges for the Final Round
Peter Russell, general director of Vocal Arts DC, Maestro Ryan Brown, founder and artistic director of Opera Lafayette, Maestro Bruce Stasyna, chorus master/assistant conductor of Washington Concert Opera and artistic director of Green Mountain Opera Festival
Judges for the Semifinal Round
Director Joe Banno, Maestro John Edward Niles,
Director of The American Project of the Wagner Society
of Washington DC, and Maestro Stan Engebretson,
Artistic director of the National Philharmonic Chorale at
Professor Francis Conlon, the official accompanist for the National Symphony Young Soloist Competition, the National Opera Institute Auditions, and the National Federation of Music Clubs Contest, accompanied the singers in both rounds of the competition.
First prizewinner tenor Christopher Magiera and Dr. Robert Misbin
Dr. Elaine Walter and second prizewinner counter-tenor Matthew Reese
Third prizewinner Anthony Schneider and Cynthia Bianchi
PARTNERS’ Founding Members: Victoria Tresansky, Dr. Elaine Walter,
Dr. Robert Misbin, Leilane Grimaldi Mehler, and Cyd Miller Everett
Joan and John Bedard, and Jean Arnold
James Smith and Cyd Everett
Mahavah Ardalan and Paula Verdun