Voice students compete at Orpheus

Five ECU voice majors were invited to compete in this year’s Orpheus Voice Competition in Tennessee on March 8 and 9, 2014. Sopranos Kimberly Watson and Caroline Vaughan, mezzo-sopranos Martha Hensler and Olivia Johnson, and tenor Ashton Humphrey advanced to the semi-final round from an initial pool of over 200 singers. Kimberly Watson advanced to the final round in the student category — one of only nine finalists in an initial group of over forty semi-finalists. She was awarded fourth place, including the “Donizetti Prize” which included a handsome cash prize.

Kim, Martha, and Olivia are students of Dr. Jami Rhodes. Caroline and Ashton are students of John Kramar.