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April 5, 1999

ROSA PONSELLE "ALL MARYLANDERS"' COMPETITION AWARDS

During its 8th Annual Rosa Ponselle "ALL MARYLANDERS"' Competition of March 25, 26 and 27 at Goucher College's Kraushaar Theater, three young artists were awarded Medalist Laureateship prizes, and eleven singers were awarded Silver Rose and Honorable Mention awards along with cash prizes.

The three Medalist Laureates, who were awarded $1,500 each in cash and scholarships, were 20-year old baritone, Timothy Mix, who was the Rosa Ponselle Gold Medallion Awardee. Mr. Mix studies at the Peabody Conservatory with Russell Penney. The Carmela Ponselle Silver Medalist awardee was 19-year old soprano, Valerie Kopinski, of the University of Maryland, College Park. Miss Kopinski studies with Martha Randall. The Enrico Aloi Bronze Medalist award went to 19-year old soprano, Danielle Pastin of the University of Maryland, College Park, who is also a student of Martha Randall.

Six young Maryland artists each received $300 Rosa Ponselle Silver Rose cash awards. They are:

20-year old soprano, Sarah Blaskowsky of the Peabody Conservatory

19-year old soprano, Stefanià Chaban of the University of Maryland, College Park

19-year old lyric soprano, Mary Grace Kidwell of the Peabody Institute

19-year old soprano, Andrea Moore of the Peabody Conservatory

21-year old soprano, Colleen Sklamm of the University of Maryland, College Park

18-year old Amanda Zalenski of the University of Maryland, College Park

Five young artists received Honorable Mention awards and $200 cash prizes. They are:

15-year old Francesca Aguado of the Governor Thomas Johnson High School, Frederick, Maryland

10-year old Diana Garnett of Brookhaven Elementary School, Rockville, Maryland

11-year old Heather Harris of Rockledge Elementary School, Bowie, Maryland

12-year old Daniel Westen of Ijamsville, Maryland, who attends the West Frederick
middle School, Frederick Maryland

14-year old Nicole Vadala of Adelphi, Maryland, who attends the Eleanor
Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland

The Medalist and Silver Rose awardees will receive musical preparation for the Rosa Ponselle Annual "Showcase', Concert which will be presented in March of 2000.

The Annual Rosa Ponselle "ALL MARYLANDERS"' Competition for Young Classical Singers will open its doors in the year 2000 to young artists between the years of 10 to 21 from Maryland and Washington, D.C.

For additional information on the year 2000 Competition, visit the Rosa Ponselle website or telephone the Foundation office at (410) 486-4616 between 10 A.M. to 4 P.M., daily.

Website: http://www.erols.com/ponselle

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Updated: 9/19/99
Copyright © 1999, The Rosa Ponselle Charitable Foundation
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Copyright © 1999, The Rosa Ponselle Charitable Foundation
All rights reserved
Comments and questions can be directed to the Foundation