|Friedrich Schorr as Wotan, Bayreuth|
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The American Prize in Vocal Performance
Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award
HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION
The American Prize winner:
Lookout Mountain TN
Among judges' comments: "His production is free, flowing and beautiful. Mr. West sings with fine artistry and musicality."
MATTHEW BISHOP BURN
Among judges' comments: "an excellent young performer."
I am a senior at Shrewsbury High School and reside in Worcester, MA. I sing as a baritone and have won seats in the Massachusetts Central District Honors Choir, MA All-State Honors Choir, the NAFME All-National Honors Choir, and the DCINY International Honors Choir. I attended the Boston University Tanglewood institute in the summer of 2013 as a member of the Young Artist Vocal program. I currently sing at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School’s Youth Chorale and Youth Camerata. I am also singing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Festival Choir. I am the youngest male member in the history of the choir, accepted at age 16. I am currently auditioning at conservatories in my hopes to pursue music as a career.
Among judges' comments: "a talented young singer with a good, resonant voice."