Hayouna, Amrein and Bertilson Win Musicfest Young Musicians Vocal Awards
Every year in March, the Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Vocal Competition recognizes exceptionally talented young singers in their pursuit of musical excellence.
The winners are: 1st place, Inés Hayouna of North Canyon High School; 2nd place, Brielle Amrein of Sandra Day O’ Connor High School; 3rd place, Daniel Bertilson of Pinnacle High School; and Honorable Mention, Samuel Grandaw of Verde Valley High School.
The competition, chaired by opera’s Mary Sue Hyatt, is designed to nurture young musicians in the arts and to serve as an entree into the world of vocal performance for those seriously interested in pursuing a professional operatic/classical singing career.
The 2013 judges were Darleen-Kliewer-Britton, ASU professor emeritus of music in voice; Melanie Ohm, DMA from ASU in vocal performance, teacher and scholar; and Christopher Hutton, current doctoral candidate in voice performance at ASU, who has performed on opera stages around the nation.
Students and vocal teachers with eligible students who are interested in next year’s Young Musicians Vocal Competition should keep an eye on the Arizona Musicfest website where the application is posted.