The winners are Emily Birsan (Masters in Music Performance, 2010) and Kristin Schwecke (Masters in Music Performance, 2010).
She is joining the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s apprentice program in spring 2011. She will be the third UW-Madison School of Music alum to enroll in the prestigious program.
Schwecke completed her degree in Voice, studying with Professor Mimmi Fulmer.
Schwecke recently participated in the Crested Butte Music Festival Opera Young Artist Program in summer 2010 where she placed 5th in the finals of the 10th Montreal Czech/Slovak International Voice Competition in 2009.
Both Birsan and Schwecke were awarded $1,500 in the competition.
The winners of Regional Competitions advance to the National Competition in New York in March 2011.
A current School of Music graduated student, Celeste Fraser (studying voice with Faulkner) received an Encouragement Award at the competition.
For more information:
- 7 singers move on from Wisconsin Metropolitan Opera auditions (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 24, 2010)