Tuesday, December 18, 2001
OU student wins vocal competition
Oakland University student Jacquelyn Wagner recently won the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra's Mozart Vocal Competition and will perform at the "Mozart Birthday Bash" Saturday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. in the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. Wagner was one of 19 vocalists from Michigan and Ohio to compete in the symphony's highly competitive vocal competition last November.
"Wagner's soprano voice is beautiful and pure and projects natural musicianship which is so essential when singing Mozart," said Maestro Arie Lipsky, who judged the competition. "She was the unanimous choice of the panel."
A resident of Bloomfield Hills, Wagner currently studies at Oakland University with vocal performance professor Edith Diggory. She is a scholarship recipient from Oakland University's Department of Music, Theater and Dance and the Meadow Brook Music Festival.
While attending Southfield Christian High School, she earned the Most Outstanding High School Vocalist in the State of Michigan in 1999 and received an Honorable Mention in Arts Recognition and Talent Search. Since her high school graduation, she participated in the Oakland Chorale, played Casilda in Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Gondaliers" and has maintained academic honors from Oakland University.