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Winners of the 2022 Friends of Opera Competition

Each year, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) Friends of Opera – those who support the Department of Voice through annual giving – holds the Friends of Opera Competition, awarding three prizes to vocal performance students in each of two categories: the John Knapp Undergraduate Award and the Anna Chapekis Graduate Award.

The Friends of Opera recently announced the winners of the 2022 competition:

John Knapp Undergraduate Award

Adam Chase – Encouragement Award, $500
Cinderella Ksebati – Encouragement Award, $500
Aldo Pando-Girard – Encouragement Award, $500

Adam Chase

Cinderella Ksebati

Aldo Pando Girard


Anna Chapekis Graduate Award

Aria Minasian – 1st place, $2,000
Robert Wesley Mason – 2nd place, $1,000
Megan Warburton – Encouragement Award, $500

Aria Minasian

Robert Wesley Mason

Megan Warburton