facebook or twitter pages. Finalists will be chosen from this list, from which the final winners of The American Prize in Vocal Performance Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards will be chosen. In addition to this blog listing, semi-finalists and their media contacts will be emailed this information shortly.
If you were not chosen as a semi-finalist, the competition is not yet over. The judges reserve the right to award Honorable Mentions, Citations, and other recognition to praiseworthy applicants later in the process. Non-semi-finalists will also receive certificates.
Maestro Katz commented on the overall high level of applicants, the depth and variety of repertoire. "...it is already a very exciting competition."
Happy new year to all contestants.
The American Prize in Vocal Performance Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards semi-finalists in OPERA (women) are:
Maren Weinberger, Houston, TX
Alize Rozsnyai, Philadelphia, PA
Erin Roth, Plano, TX
Allison Robertson, Stamford, CT
Melissa Primavera, Bronx, NY
Christina Theresa Pecce, Hempstead, NY
Sung Jin Park, Urbana, IL
Melanie Long, Bronx, NY
Amy Keesun Kwon, Baltimore, MD
Sara Michael Jacobi, Fredericksburg, TX
Stefanie Izzo, Briarwood, NY
Raechele Hans, San Diego, CA
Nisheedah Devre' Golden, Jacksonville, AR
Lesley Anne Friend, Alpharetta, GA
Rebecca Patrick Flaherty, Pooler, GA
Georgia Duan, Bronx, NY
Katie Carlson, San Francisco, CA
Jourdan Laine Burger, Palmetto, FL
Cristina Burack, Vienna, Austria
Sara Antunovich, Brooklyn, NY
Karen Amlaw, Westborough, MA
Megan Welker, Evanston, IL
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Laura Corina Sanders, Hillsborough, CA
Emily Tworek-Helenbrook, Alexander, NY