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Two students and alumnus win during prestigious opera auditions event

RELEASED: Nov. 1, 2011

Encouragement Awards
Meagan Seubert (third from left), a senior vocal performance major, and Kevin Newell (fourth from left), a 2010 UW-Eau Claire graduate, were among those who received Encouragement Awards during the recent Wisconsin District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

EAU CLAIRE — Two University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students and a recent graduate were winners in the Wisconsin District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions held Oct. 22 in Waukesha.

The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions is one of the most prestigious singing competitions in the United States and is known worldwide for its potential impact on the career development of young singers.

Vocal performance major Meagan Seubert, soprano, and 2010 graduate Kevin Newell, tenor, each received Encouragement awards along with $450 to assist them in furthering their studies.

Anthony Reed
Anthony Reed (far right), a UW-Eau Claire senior vocal performance major, was among the singers selected during the Wisconsin Disctrict Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions to advance to the Midwest Regional Auditions in February 2012.

Seubert, a senior from Eau Claire, studies voice with Dr. Mitra Sadeghpour, associate professor of music. Newell, who also studied with Sadeghpour, currently is pursuing a master's degree in voice at the University of Michigan.

Anthony Reed, bass, was one of five singers selected to advance to the Midwest Regional Auditions to be held Feb. 4, 2012, at the Ordway Center Main Hall in St. Paul, Minn. He received a cash award of $1,750. Reed, a senior vocal performance major from Alexandria, Minn., studies with Dr. Mark Mowry, assistant professor of music.

Dr. Owen Lovell, assistant professor of music, served as accompanist for Seubert and Reed during the competition.

More information can be found online.

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