15 US singers win $12,000 grants

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Foundation marks sixty years of continuing support for young singers

November 16, 2016 — The William Matheus Sullivan Musical Foundation awarded fifteen $12,000 grants to young artists who auditioned for the Foundation in New York on November 13 and 14, 2016. In addition to these cash awards, winners will participate in the five-year program of continued financial aid for coaching in new roles which is one of the unique features of the Sullivan awards. Judges for the auditions were Susanne Mentzer, Bruce Donnell, and Evans Mirageas.

The Sullivan winners

Winners of $12,000 awards and continuing assistance starting in 2017 are: sopranos Alisa Jordheim and Claudia Rosenthal (pictured);

mezzo-sopranos Samantha Gossard and Alyssa Martin;

counter-tenor Siman Chung;

tenors Miles Mykkanen, Jack Swanson, and Kang Wang;

baritones Alex DeSocio, Ben Edquist, Joseph Lattanzi, and Robert Mellon;

bass-baritone Davone Tines;

and basses Alan Higgs and Christian Zaremba.

Jack Swanson’s award is named for Theodor Uppman, the famed baritone who was a longtime member of the Board of the Foundation, and Alisa Jordheim’s award is named for soprano Rose Bampton, also a longtime member of the Foundation’s board. Davone Tines’s award is named for the late mezzo-soprano Betty Allen, Sullivan board member and famed leader of the Harlem School for the Arts, and Claudia Rosenthal’s for soprano Gail Robinson.


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