SRU vocalists to compete for Chad Williamson Scholarship


Chad Willimson Scholarship performance, November 4, 2PM

Oct. 22, 2018

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Fourteen Slippery Rock University student vocalists will demonstrate their range at 2 p.m., Nov. 4 at Swope Music Hall when they compete for the Chad Williamson Memorial Vocal Scholarship as part of the 26th annual competition.

Each student will present two selections.

The scholarship, which provides tuition support to three SRU students, honors the late Chad Williamson. Williamson, a Slippery Rock Area High School graduate, planned to study music at SRU but was killed in a traffic accident prior to his freshman year.

Chad Williamson


Karen Legato, a 1991 SRU communication graduate and former SRU employee, and the late Fred Williamson, started the scholarship in 1992.

Student performers and their selections are:

• Austin Cornelius, a junior music education major from Industry, will perform "Johanna" by Stephen Sondheim and "Chanson Romanesque" by Maurice Ravel and Paul Morand.
• Nathan Demarest, a sophomore music therapy major from Greenville, will perform "Tardi savvede d'un tradimento" by Mozart and "Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal" by Roger Quilter.
• Hannah Floyd, a junior music therapy and voice performance major from Sheffield Village, Ohio, will perform "Mon Coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" by Camille Saint-Saens and "Burn" by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
• Daniel Sedor-Franzak, a sophomore recreational therapy major from Bethel Park, will perform "Widmung" by Robert Schumann and "For Behold Darkness Shall Cover The Earth" by George Frederik Handel.
• Darian Gold, a sophomore music education and music therapy major from Butler, will perform "The Daisies" by Samuel Barber and "Amor preparami" by Alessandro Scarlatti.
• Hunter Humphreys, a junior music therapy major from Slippery Rock, will perform "The Dodger" by Aaron Copland and "Nocturne" by Cesar Franck.
• Jacki Majcher, a freshman music therapy major from Beaver Falls, will perform "Poor Wandering One" by Arthur Sullivan and "Con que la lavare?" by Joaquin Rodrigo.
• Noah Mariani, a sophomore music major from Portersville, will perform "Pastorello d'un Povero Armento" by George Frederik Handel and "The Crucifixion" by Samuel Barber.
• Charity O'Donnell, a junior music therapy major from Butler, will perform "Von ewiger Liebe" by Brahms and "The Lamb" by Lee Hoiby.
• Madeline Reno, a sophomore music therapy major from Douglassville, will perform "Mandoline" by Claude Debussy and "The Red Dress" by Ricky Ian Gordon.
• Jacqui Rush, a junior music therapy major from Quakertown, will perform "No, che non sei capace" by Mozart and "Now the Leaves are Falling Fast" by Benjamin Britten.
• Metea Sinclair, a sophomore music therapy major from Harrisburg, will perform "Se Tu M'ami" by Alessandro Parisotti and "Killing Me Softly" by Roberta Flack.
• Alaina Stroud, a senior music therapy and music education major from Hopewell Township, will perform "Love's Philosophy" by Roger Quilter and "Gluck, das mir verblieb" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
• Kayla Terry, a sophomore music therapy major from Waynesboro, will perform "Ouvre Ton Coeur" by Georges Bizet and "La Paloma Blanca" by Edward Kilenyi.
• Chase Upchurch, a senior music education major from Titusville, will present "Non T'amo Piu" by Paolo Tosti and "Il mio Tesoro" by Mozart.
• Maria Veltre, a junior music therapy major from Pittsburgh, will present "Pres des remparts de Seville" by Georges Bizet and "Ah! Mio Cor" by George Handel.

The competition is free and open to the public.

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