October 1, 2020 Newsletter
SPECIAL THANKS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO
Fargason Concert Performance
MTNA/TMTA Senior Vocal State Winner
South Central Division Senior Vocal Winner
MTNA National 1st Place Senior Vocal Winner
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Winner of the 2020 MTNA Senior Voice Competition, mezzo-soprano Dana Mays has been making music since early childhood. A homeschooled student of musical parents, Dana has sung at home and in church choirs her entire life. A violinist since the age of five, she has long enjoyed participating in youth orchestras and playing chamber music with her family. Having recently found a passion for vocal music, Dana has embraced the study of classical voice under the guidance of her teacher, Dr. Katherine White of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
MTNA/TMTA Young Artist Vocal State Winner
South Central Division Young Artist Vocal Winner
MTNA National 1st Place Young Artist Vocal Winner
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Soprano, CAROLYN ORR, is a recent graduate from Baylor University where she studied under the direction of Dr. Robert Best. Recently, Carolyn performed the title role in LAH-SOWs production of Dvořák’s Rusalka. In addition, this past season Carolyn won the 2020 MTNA National Young Artist Voice Competition, performed in Baylor Opera Theater’s production of Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea as Poppea, was cast in scenes with Baylor Opera in the roles of Fiordiligi and Rosalinda, performed the role of Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, and attended Chicago Summer Opera where she sang the role of Alice in Le Comte Ory. Carolyn plans to use the following year to audition for masters and young artist programs, teach lessons at her local schools, as well as continue to perform and be involved in the musical community. She is a native of Montgomery, Texas, and is currently based there with her family.