VIP Tour of Musical Instrument Museum
Thursday, November 20

Join OGSA in a very special trip to Phoenix to visit this unique museum. OGSA members who have been there describe it as well worth an entire day’s visit. We will depart Tucson at 8:30 a.m. in a comfortable motor coach. The tour cost is $90 for members, or $100 for non-members, including transportation, museum admission, a docent-led VIP tour, and refreshments on our way home. $20 of the cost is a tax-deductible contribution to OGSA.

Lunch is on your own. We provide transport to the Desert Ridge Marketplace for lunch and shopping, or you may choose to eat at the museum café. We expect to arrive back in Tucson around 6:30 p.m.

Space is limited; please call Judi Hasbrouck to reserve your place: 520-906-3792. Then print and mail this form with your payment.

2014 Quest for the Best Awards

The eleventh annual Quest for the Best was held March 29, 2014, at Holsclaw Hall on the UA campus. Attendees heard 15 promising young singers (7 undergraduates and 8 graduate students) and enjoyed a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. The awards, determined by audience ballot, are shown below.

Graduate Awards

Go to graduate arias.
Amount
Donor Winner
$1500 OGSA in honor of Suzanne and Richard Clark Jenina Gallaway, soprano
$1250
OGSA Humberto Borboa, tenor
$1000
Carol and John Garrard and The Opera Glass Magazine Dori Smith, soprano
$750
Cynthia M. Hagerman and OGSA Ivette Ortiz, soprano
$500
Robin Coon Kaitrin Cunningham, soprano
$500
OGSA Brian McNiff, tenor

Undergraduate Awards

Go to undergraduate arias.
Amount
Donor Winner
$1000 Arizona Opera Company Melanie Alameda, soprano
$750 Patricia and Patrick Schifano & Susan and Frank Finkenberg Caroline Crawford, soprano
$750
Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. & OGSA Michelle Perrier, soprano
$300
The Swedish Award, from Eva & Hans Bennich Jordan Wilson, soprano
The technical staff of the UA School of Music graciously recorded all the arias. You can listen and/or download them by clicking on the files below, shown in the order performed. Note: Flash player is required.  

2014 Graduate Arias

2014 Undergraduate Arias