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Junior Places Second at 2012 Young Artists Competition

March 14, 2012

Emily Smith, a junior vocal performance major at DePauw University, was awarded second place in the college division for both undergraduate and graduate vocal students at the 2012 Young Artists Competition for strings and voice. The event, sponsored by the Lima Symphony Orchestra and the Friends of the Symphony, took place Saturday, March 10, in Lima, Ohio.

First place went to a second-year Masters of Music mezzo-soprano from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

The regional competition is designed to promote growth and experience in music performance.

This spring, Smith performed the role of Miss Wordsworth in the DePauw Opera production of Albert Herring. She also has won both state and regional National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competitions. She has been cast in the role of Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, which she will perform in Paris, France this summer in the FAVA International summer program. Last summer she performed in Salzburg, Austria where she sang Madame Silberklang in Der Schauspieldirektor, Mozart’s concert aria, Popoli di Tessaglia, and the soprano solos in Mozart’s Mass in C, all with orchestra.

Emily Smith studies with Caroline Smith, Cassel Grubb University Professor.

Founded in 1884, the DePauw University School of Music is the nation's sixth-oldest private institution for post-secondary music instruction and the longest-running in Indiana. Learn more here.

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