May 23, 2005
The Morningside College music department recently announced the winners of the 2005 Elizabeth Sammons Voice Scholarship competition held Friday, May 6, on the college campus.
The recipients of the Sammons Award in Voice include:
First place - Emily Faber, a senior from Le Mars, Iowa.
Second place - Amanda Flater, a sophomore from Marshalltown, Iowa.
Honorable mention – Amanda Leu, a senior from Spencer, Iowa.
First and second place winners will receive a monetary reward that can be used to defray costs of applied voice lesson fees for the coming academic year.
Students participating in the competition are judged on their performance of two songs and/or arias. Mark Schnaible, associate professor of voice at Boston University, served as adjudicator for this year’s competition. Schnaible maintains a private voice studio in New York City. He is a 1985 graduate of Morningside College and has more than 50 opera roles to his credit, including performances in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Israel, and France, as well as the United States.
The Elizabeth Sammons Voice Scholarship competition has been held annually since the 1960s and is open to all students of voice at Morningside College. The scholarship is named in honor of Elizabeth Sammons, a longtime Sioux City resident.