Six YSU students vie for "Dana's Got Talent" scholarship Sept. 27


Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music hosts the inaugural “Dana’s Got Talent” voice scholarship competition 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 in St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Avenue.

The event is free.

Six singers, all majoring in Voice in the Dana School of Music, will compete for two cash awards: a $3,500 scholarship and a $500 audience favorite award. Each singer will present two selections, one in English and one in Italian. The Italian Scholarship League underwrites the competition and accompanying cash awards.

The six competitors are: Kathleen Bachtel, graduate student in vocal performance, Massillon, Ohio; Rebecca Enlow, senior, music education, Salem, Ohio; Sierra McCorvey, senior, music education, Warren, Ohio; Victor Cardamone, senior, music education, Apollo, Pa,; Nicholas Hazelton, sophomore, vocal performance, Grove City, Pa.; and Paul Hill, senior, vocal performance, Youngstown, Ohio. Accompaniment will be provided by Jan Crews.

Dana alumnus Gary Lehman, heldentenor, who received a Bachelor of Music degree in 1987, and his wife, Susan Foster, soprano, are judges for the event.

Additionally, Jazz Performance students, under the direction of Kent Engelhardt, will perform, as will the Dana Chorale, under the direction of Hae-Jong Lee. The Chorale will conclude the program by singing “Va, pensiero” from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Nabucco.”

More information at 330-941-2307.