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2021 COSC Winners

Congratulations to all the finalists who performed virtually in our competition in January 2021!

Competition Program Booklet (PDF)

Opera Division I:

1st place: 

DePauw University – Greencastle, Indiana

The Ballad of Baby Doe, Act I, Scene ii      Douglas Moore

Elizabeth “Baby” Doe: Amalia Crevani         Horace Tabor: Bryce Taylor

Stage and Musical Director: Kerry Jennings                  Pianist:  Amanda Hopson, Laura Brumbaugh

2nd place:

Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, Georgia

Semele, Act II, scene i                     G. F. Handel

Juno: Lauryn Davis                Iris: Molly Jennings

Stage/Musical Director and Costumer: Eileen Moremen                        Pianist: Judith Cole

Opera Division II

1st place: 

Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Turn of the Screw, Act I, Scene v “The Window” (abridged)    Benjamin Britten

The Governess: Eunchong Kang Mrs. Grose: Sarah Antell

Stage Director: Dugg McDonough             Musical Director: Michael Borowitz         

Pianist: Kristin Scioneaux

2nd place:

Columbus State University – Columbus, Georgia

Die Fledermaus, Act II, Watch Duet                           Johann Strauss II

Gabriel von Eisenstein: Thai Johnson       Rosalinde: Yunona Tabala

Stage and Music Director: Joshua May    Pianist: Rachel Zimmerman


Musical Theatre

1st place:

Texas Tech University – Lubbock, Texas

Songs for a New World, Act I, Scene i                       Jason Robert Brown

Woman One: Malāna Wilson                       Woman Two: Cara Ellison

Man One: Daniel DiPinto              Man Two: Luke Weber

Stage Director: Shayna Tayloe                   Music Director: Casey Joiner

Pianist: Appcompanist

2nd place: 

Samford University – Birmingham, Alabama

Into the Woods, Act I Opening, Part 4 “Witch’s Rap”                         Stephen Sondheim

Baker: Blake Mitchell                      Baker’s Wife: Anna Medley

Witch: Lydia Yates                  Narrator: Lilly Burchfield      

Stage and Music Director: Kristin Kenning                   Pianist: Nicholas Robertson  

Costumer: Mary Gurney