April 22, 2010
Morningside College’s music department has announced the winners of the 2010 Elizabeth Sammons Voice Scholarship competition held recently on the college campus.
William Vereen IV, a Morningside senior from Sioux City, placed first. Second place went to Nicholas Anderson, a sophomore from Sioux City. Autumn Knipp, a sophomore from Elberon, Iowa, received honorable mention.
First- and second-place winners receive a monetary award that can be used to defray the costs of applied voice lesson fees for the next academic year.
Jamie Kelley, co-director of choral activities at Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City, served as judge for this year’s competition.
Vereen and Anderson are voice students of Kate Saulsbury, adjunct faculty member in the Morningside music department. Knipp is a voice student of Shannon Salyards, adjunct faculty member in the Morningside music department.
The Elizabeth Sammons Voice Scholarship competition is held annually and is open to all voice students at Morningside College. The scholarship is named after longtime Sioux City businesswoman Elizabeth Sammons.