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2012 - 2013 Scholarship Recipient
 

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Marilyn Horne
Luciano Pavarotti (d)
Leontyne Price
Shirley Verrett (d)

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Tessa L. Martin (d)

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Edward McFarland

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Molly McDermott

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Rachel DeGuzman
Hon. Sandra Frankel
Thomas Green
J.P. Gleason
Todd Gustafson
Mary Ho
Jonathan Ntheketha
Josephine M Perini
Robert Small
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Joe Anderson

Katherin Cobbett

Rodney Hargrave

Mary Lou Mees

Michael Warfield

Thomas F. 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.