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Three Students and One Alumnus in Semifinals of National Vocal Competition

February 15, 2002

February 15, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - Three DePauw University voice students and a recent graduate have progressed into the semifinals of a national vocal music contest, The Orpheus Vocal Competition.

April Scholten, mezzo-soprano, junior (student of associate professor of voice Caroline B. Smith); Stephanie Harris, soprano, sophomore (student of professor of voice Vergene Miller); Amy Hayes, soprano, freshman (student of Professor Smith); and Amanda Grooms, soprano, a 2001 graduate of DePauw (student of associate professor of music Leo Goeke) will travel to Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee for the competition, March 9-10, 2002.

Initiated in 1996, the Orpheus Vocal Competition provides financial support and encouragement to singers age 19 to 30 from around the United States who are pursuing careers as vocal artists. The Society awards grand prizes of $2,500 for the young artist winner and Musical notes$1,000 for the student winner. Additional prizes are given by individuals and corporations. Orpheus is the only competition of its kind in the south central United States.

For more information on the competition, click here.