Students Receive National Recognition for Musical Talent

Hannah Klein '16 was selected to sing on NPR’s “From the Top,” which is the largest national platform celebrating the talents of young classically-trained musicians.

Listen to Hannah's performance on "From the Top" here.
She was recently awarded first place at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition in the high school classical division. The event held at Boston Conservatory hosted multiple rounds of auditions leading to a finalist round that was in the format of a public concert in front of a panel of judges. Hannah was additionally awarded the NATS Richard Bergman prize for German Lied (German art song or poem set to music) and the $3,000 scholarship to the Young Artists Program at Tanglewood - affiliated with the Boston University Opera Institute (aka Boston University Tanglewood Institute/ BUTI).

Hannah was also named a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) Honorable Mention winner in voice. 

Deanna Cirielli '16 was named a 2016 National YoungArts Honorable Mention winner in classical music for harp.

Selected out of more than 12,000 applications, they have been recognized for their outstanding work and joins 819 young artists from 42 states who are being presented with this year’s honor.

YoungArts winners become part of the organization’s expansive alumni network of leading professionals, and work with renowned mentors, and receive cash awards of up to $10,000. They will become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts; and perform their work at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions. The alumni network offers additional opportunities throughout their career. 
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