Performances & Events


Friends of Opera Winner’s Recital

April 13, 2024 | 4:00 pm

First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Free - no tickets required

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SMTD’s annual Friends of Opera Competition was held in fall 2023. Made possible by the Friends of Opera, a group that supports the Department of Voice & Opera through annual giving, the competition awards prizes to vocal performance students in two categories, undergraduate and graduate. On April 13, 2024, the four winners will perform in a recital that is free and open to the public at Ann Arbor’s First Baptist Church. A small reception will be held afterwards.

Pelagia Pamel (BM ’24) won the John Knapp Undergraduate Award. In the graduate category, Catherine Goode, who is pursuing a DMA in voice, was named the Anna Chapekis Graduate Award winner. Qirong Liang (MM ’24) and Spencer VanDellen (MM ’24) both earned the Graduate Encouragement Award.

Learn more about the performers:

SMTD Announces Winners of the 2023–24 Friends of Opera Competition

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Composite image of four student headshots