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Prof. Caroline Smith to Serve as Judge and Teacher at NYC Classical Singer Convention

May 24, 2010

Smith_Caroline.JPGMay 24, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Caroline B. Smith, Cassel Grubb University Professor in the DePauw School of Music, has been invited to give a master class at the National Classical Singer Convention in New York City this Saturday, May 29. The class' participants will be high school students who have won regional high school competitions and who will travel to New York City to compete in the final rounds of the national contest.

Professor Smith will also serve as one of three judges in the semifinal round of the national high school competition on Sunday, May 30, where two scholarships will be awarded. She is one of three national judges selected for this honor.

Smith received a Master of Music degree in vocal/opera performance from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Converse College. Her major teachers have included Virginia MacWatters, Seth McCoy, Pauline Thesmacher, Eugene Talley-Schmitt and Jane Frazier Rolandi.DSC_7431.JPG

Professor Smith's students have won and placed in many national, regional and state competitions and have been awarded scholarships to major music schools including New England Conservatory, the Peabody Conservatory, Indiana University, Eastman School of Music, Boston University, San Francisco Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

For more information on the DePauw University School of Music, which celebrated its 125th season this academic year, click here.