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Recent grad Young wins first place in opera competition

Tenor David Young '20

Tenor David Young ’20 won first place in the Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition Saturday, besting eight other finalists from across the country.  

Young performed “Miles” from Benjamin Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw.” He studied with professor Caroline Smith while at DePauw and has continued his studies with her since graduation.

The first-place finish carries a $10,000 prize. According to the competition announcement, Young and the other finalists will be considered for roles in upcoming Opera Grand Rapids productions.

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