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2013 Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners and all finalists who competed at the Portland convention on January 3, 2013!


1st Place: University of Montana

Music and Stage Director: Anne Basinski
Pianist: Barbara Blegen
Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss

2nd Place: Southern Utah University

Music and Stage Director: Carol Ann Modesitt
Pianist: Sasha Bainson
The Old Maid and the Thief
Gian-Carlo Menotti

3rd Place: Virginia Commonwealth University

Stage Director: Kenneth Wood
Music Director: Melanie Kohn Day
Collaborative Pianist: Kevin Chance
La bohème
Giacomo Puccini

Finalist: Central Washington University

Stage Director: Gayla Blaisdell
Music Director and Pianist: Nikolas Caoile
The Bartered Bride
Frederick Smetana

Finalist: Sam Houston State University

Stage Director: Rebecca Renfro Grimes
Music Director and Pianist: Roger Keele
The Magic Flute
W. A. Mozart


1st Place: The University of Montevallo

Stage and Music Director: Charles Wood
Pianist: Laurie Middaugh
Ambroise Thomas

2nd Place: The University of Oregon

Stage Director: Karen Esquivel
Music Director and Pianist: Gustavo Castro
Giulio Cesare
G. F. Handel

3rd Place: The University of Colorado Boulder

Stage Director: Leigh Holman
Music Director: Nicholas Carthy
Pianist: Kevin Chance
The Rake's Progress
Igor Stravinsky

Honorable Mention: Georgia State University

Stage Director: Carroll Freeman
Music Director and Pianist: Rolando Salazar
Street Scene
Kurt Weill

Finalist: The University of Massachusetts

Stage Directors: Amy Johnson and Vernon Hartman
Music Directors: Nadine Shank & U Mass collaborative piano staff
Pianist: Kevin Chance
Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss

Finalist: The University of Montana

Stage and Music Director: Anne Basinski
Pianist: Barbara Blegen
Eugene Onegin
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky