Anchorage Concert Chorus
29th Annual Vocal Scholarship Competition
Saturday, May 18, 2019
To All Interested Parties:
The Anchorage Concert Chorus invites you to participate in our 29th Annual Vocal Scholarship Competition. This flyer contains the qualification information and the application form is available. Please utilize it for yourself and/or share it with individuals you feel should know about it! As a vocal student, we encourage you to apply and as a vocal or choir instructor, we hope you will assist us in offering that encouragement. If you need additional copies, contact Carolyn Morris, Competition Coordinator or visit our website: www.anchorageconcertchorus.org
A Contestant in the competition:
First place winners in last year’s (2018) competition may not compete for scholarships in the same category. However, you are welcome to perform for adjudicator comments.
After their application has been approved, each contestant will be contacted regarding the time of their performance. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the each division. Note: All winners will be required to perform at the Winners’ Recital the evening of the competition - Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 7p.m. The competition and recital will be at the UAA Fine Arts Building Recital Hall, 3211 Providence Drive in Anchorage.
Scholarships are as follows:
High School Division * College Division **
1st Place: $750 * 1st Place: $750 **
2nd Place: $500 * 2nd Place: $500 **
3rd Place: $300 * 3rd Place: $300 **
Special thanks to the following for their past support of this program:
* High School Division: First National Bank Alaska
** College Division: Ray & Carolyn Morris
Prize money will be held in trust for the winners and will be paid directly to the vocal teacher or school of the student’s choice.
For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact:
Carolyn Morris, Coordinator
Mail: 3510 W. 31st Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99517
P: (907) 240-1730, CP/TXT: (907) 240-1730
Meet Our Competition Judges
Julia Cossman holds a M.M. degree from University of Oregon, and a B.A./Music degree from CSU Humboldt. An accomplished singer and actress, she has performed extensively in the Anchorage area with most of the city’s music and theatre organizations since 1987. She has taught voice privately, and at UAA for many years. Her diverse background and training as a classical artist along with theatre has put her in demand as adjudicator for a number of local competitions including ASO Cassetta Scholarship competition, ASAA-All State competitions, and NATS Classical and Musical Theatre competitions.
David Dunlap is a performer and voice teacher hailing from the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. His opera credits include Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte, Dr. Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Betto in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Page in Amahl and the Night Visitors. Musical theatre highlights include Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Curly in Oklahoma!, Motel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Johnny Casino in Grease. In addition to being an adjunct professor of music at the University of Alaska Anchorage, David serves as the choir teacher at Grace Christian School and the choir director for Faith Presbyterian Church in South Anchorage.
Sara Shipp holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alaska and a Master of Music degree from the University of Alabama. She has been an active performer in Alaska for over thirty years. She has performed the roles of Maria in The Sound of Music, Charity in Sweet Charity, Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Fiona in Brigadoon, and Amy in Little Women. Opera and operetta credits include the Monitor in Suor Angelica and the Duchess in The Gondoliers, Pitti-Sing in The Mikado, Vittoria in The Gondoliers, and Tarara the Public Exploder in Utopia, Limited. She currently owns and operates a private voice studio in Anchorage.