President's Prize to feature six Northwestern vocal students April 24

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President's Prize to feature six Northwestern vocal students April 24

April 16, 2012

Auditions for Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s President’s Prize took place last week, and six vocal students will perform at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, in the Fine Arts Building, room 200, for the Prize.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sixteen Northwestern vocal students auditioned for the Prize, and only six were selected to compete for $300.
Dalton Lamberth, Sharon sophomore; Rachel Lugendo, Lewisville (Texas) freshman; Dana Miller, Alva senior; Isi Ofiu, Alva freshman; Strick Reyes, Waynoka junior; and Ashley Schmitz, Laverne senior; will present two solo works, and one of the two works must be an aria (from either oratorio or opera). The second piece must be an art song. Both works must be performed in their original language and no two pieces are allowed to be performed in the same language.

An adjudicator from outside the university will choose one winner among the participants who will receive $300 in prize money. All contestants will receive written comments from the judge. However, no verbal communication between the judge and the contestant at the time of the competition will be allowed.

The President’s Prize Competition is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president, and the President’s Association.