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2012 - 2013 Scholarship Recipient
 

International
Honorary
Chairpersons

Marilyn Horne
Luciano Pavarotti (d)
Leontyne Price
Shirley Verrett

Honorary
Chairperson,
Founder
Student Advisor
Tessa L. Martin

Honorary
Chairperson,
Founder
Student Advisor
Tessa L. Martin

President
Thomas F. Warfield

Treasurer
Matthew C. Melia

Board of Directors
Matthew Ardizzone
Michael Bogdanoff
James Douthit
Jeanne Gray
Louise Klinke
Tessa L. Martin
Matthew C. Melia
Emmette Myrick
Josephine M. Perini
Gerry Szymanski
Stella Wiley

Advisory
Board
Joe Anderson
Katherin Cobbett
Rodney Hargrave
Mary Lou Mees
Michael Warfield

 

Joel Dyson, soprano

Nominated by the Voice & Opera department to be the 2012-13 Warfield Scholarship recipient, Joel Dyson is a sophomore voice performance major. She is also a student of Robert McIver.

Joel was born and raised in New Orleans and attended Xavier University Preparatory High School.  Her early training was at NOCCA (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts).

 

Joel's high school experience included performances at NOCCA, the Walnut Hill Summer Opera Program, Kennedy Center (Millennium Stage), Washington National Opera Institute, and the Classical Singer Vocal Competition (regional finalist).

Her application essay reads, “Singing and performing is what makes me whole, and because of this, I live and breathe performing.”

Joel also represented Eastman at this year’s Kennedy Center Showcase “Eastman Voices,” along with Matthew Grills and others.