Annual Alsup Voice Award Competition Scheduled

March 30th, 2007

Contact: Loryn Frey, Chair of the Division of Visual and Performing Arts
(318) 487-7511 or (318) 487-7336

The annual Alsup Voice Award Competition will take place on Monday, April 2, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the Presser Recital Hall on the campus of Louisiana College. Dr. Loryn Frey, Chair of the Division of Visual and Performing Arts explains, “The Alsup competition has been held at LC since its inception in 1972.” Frey continues, “The event was established by Mrs. Helen Rougeau in memory of a former Louisiana College professor N. C. Alsup as a means of encouraging vocal excellence among the students in the Department of Music at LC.”

This year’s singers and accompanists include:
Lewis Evans, Tenor and Daniel Hill, Pianist
Robyn Ellis, Soprano and Fred Graham, Pianist
Sarah Dodson, Soprano and Daniel Hill, Pianist
Sarah Aupied, Soprano and Patricia Sandlin, Pianist
Lee Anne Monroe, Soprano and Daniel Hill Pianist
Joseph Cole, Tenor and Patricia Sandlin, Pianist
Juliette Wells, Soprano and Fred Graham, Pianist
Julie Thiels, Soprano and Patricia Sandlin, Pianist
Hannah Arabie, Soprano and Patricia Sandlin, Pianist
Victoria Lindo, Soprano and Patricia Sandlin, Pianist

The competition will be judged by Shawn Roy, the Director of Opera and Voice Instructor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s School of Music. Mr. Roy has performed professionally in Opera and musical theater throughout the U.S. and abroad. Among his many accomplishments, Roy has performed with such companies as the New York City Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Cleveland Opera among many others. Roy is also well versed in Musical Theater appearing in some of the most well-known musicals including, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on the Roof, and 1776! Most recently, Roy appeared with the Acadiana Symphony in A Night at the Opera.

The public is invited and welcome to attend this event. For more information about the Alsup competition contact the Louisiana College music department (318) 487-7336.