2010-2011 Honor Artists and Benefactors. Pictured: Front Row: Caitlin Laird, Sicily Mathenia, Elizabeth Cozart Brett Cooper Back row: Dr. Michael Frost, Rasson Wofford, Mrs. Ginger Frost, Emma WitbolsFeugen, Kristen Alley, Anna Kain, Sarah Hennessey, Zachary Smith.
The Lyric Opera would like to congratulate the members of The Ginger Frost High School Honors Artists program, who recently performed their Spring Recital in Helzberg Auditorium at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. The program culminated with the recital and a competition where select participants were awarded with scholarship funds.
This years members who received scholarship funds are: Emma WitbolsFeugen, Elizabeth Cozart, Sarah Hennessey and Sicily Mathenia. Great Job!
The Ginger Frost High School Honors Artists program allows participants to receive training in diction, singing technique, acting, and audition and stage etiquette. Schools are selected based upon strong relationships between the high school choral teacher and the Lyric Opera Education Department.
The Lyric Opera would like to congratulate our Ginger Frost Honors Artists who participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Kansas City competition over the past weekend. All of the Honors Artists scored very high in their respective divisions, and some won awards. There were more than 300 singers in the competition.
Recognition and some applause should go to Emma Witbolsfeugen for 1st place in Division IV, which is upper high school women; Sarah Hennessey for 3rd place in Division IV; and Zachery Smith for 3rd place in Division III, upper high school men. Special thanks goes to Sylvia Stoner, who is our Honors Artists coach, and John Mueter who was the accompanist for the competition.
Photo of the Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon courtesy The Independent
Five of the Ginger Frost Honors Artists were also mentioned in The Kansas City Star Magazine last Sunday for performing for the Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon in December. Those artists, featured in the photo from left to right, are Rasson Wofford, Zach Smith, Anna Kain, Elizabeth Cozart and Kristin Alley.
The Ginger Frost High School Honors Artists is a program of the Lyric Opera Education department and provides opera instruction for high school students who selected by their choral music teachers to audition for the program. For more information call Paula Winans at (816) 471-4933 ext. 125 or contact us.