The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston – the city's oldest opera company – has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships since 1952, but this year we will be holding a competition to determine the scholarship recipients. Ten finalists from nine universities in three states will be performing Gilbert and Sullivan numbers as well as opera arias and musical theater selections, vying for over $5,000 in prize money. Audience members will also get to vote for their favorite for an additional $500 award.
Judges for the event will be conductor Viswa Subbaraman, Carleen Graham of Houston Grand Opera's HGOCo, and Jeffery Larson of L2 Artists from New York City.
Melania Amaya – Texas Woman's University
Eric Carter – Texas Christian University
Natalie Cummings – University of Texas at Austin
Faith Fobenah – Houston Baptist University
Shannon Lowe – University of Memphis
Peter Morgan – Rice University
Ashley Nunez – Louisiana State University
Megan Stapleton – University of North Texas
Taryn Surratt – Stephen F. Austin State University
Yunxuan Zhu – University of Texas at Austin
Tickets are only $20, and will be available at the door and at http://weblink.donorperfect.com/2019VocalScholarshipCompetition