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 Good News: SRU vocal performance majors take honors at tri-state competition 



SRU Good News for Nov. 5, 2009


SRU vocal performance majors take honors at tri-state competition


    Anna Cypher from Ellwood City and Angela Fenk from Pittsburgh, two senior Slippery Rock University vocal performance majors, won top honors at the recent National Association of Teachers of Singing Tri-State student auditions at the CLO Academy in Pittsburgh.

    Cypher, a soprano, took first place in the senior women classical division. 

    For the finals she sang "Juliet's Waltz," an aria from the opera "Romeo et Juliet" by Gounod. In earlier rounds, she performed Ricky Ian Gordon's "Will There Really Be a Morning" and Schubert's "Standchen." 

    Angela Fenk, also a soprano, won third in the same division singing the aria "Mein Herr Marquis" from the opera "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss. In the earlier round, she sang "Coyotes" by Ricky Ian Gordon and "Ouvre ton Coeur" by Bizet. 

     The competition includes approximately 140 university and private studio students from the entire tri-state region. In addition to receiving cash prizes, the winners are invited to work with a master teacher in a master class in May.

     Both students study with Colleen Gray, SRU associate professor of music.


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