The tenth annual Quest for the Best was held March 9, 2013, at Crowder Hall on the UA campus. Attendees heard 14 promising young singers (7 undergraduates and 7 graduate students) and enjoyed a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. The top awards, determined by audience ballot, are shown below.
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.
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Top Graduate Awards
|Sun-Young Lee, soprano||$1,250||OGSA Highest Acclamation Graduate Award|
|Humberto Borboa, tenor||$1,000||In honor of Carol Garrard from the OGSA Board of Directors|
|Ivette Ortiz, soprano||$750||from Carol Garrard, Corinne Holm Milton, Faye Robinson, Patrick & Patricia Schifano|
|Jenina Gallaway, soprano||$500||from Anne & Margaret McConnell in memory of Connie & Edie McConnell|
Top Undergraduate Awards
|Lindsey McHugh, soprano||$800||OGSA Highest Acclamation Undergraduate Award|
|Diana Olivares, soprano||$600||from the Russo Scholarship Fund and OGSA|
|Caroline Crawford, soprano||$400||from Dee & Bob Bates and OGSA in honor of Warren and Felicia Sanders May|
|Kendi Van De Graaff, soprano||$300||the Swedish Award from Eva and Hans Bennich