- Twelve area musicians received high honors from the MacDowell
Club of Milwaukee during scholarship auditions at Cardinal Stritch
to classically trained musicians between the ages of 18 and 26 and
who are residing or studying within a 90-mile radius of Milwaukee,
the artists competed for $2,500 in scholarship prizes.
Lydia Rose Gionfriddo Eiche of Muskego captured first place and
the $1,000 scholarship prize. A junior at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, she has appeared as Zerlina in UW’s
production of “Don Giovanni” and will sing the role of Dalinda
in its production of “Handel’s Ariodante” this fall.
has appeared as a soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
and holds several other awards, including the John David Anello
Sr. & Albert A. Silverman Memorial Scholarship from the Civic
Music Association of Milwaukee and the National Association of
Teachers of Singing.
June, she will sing the role of Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di
Figaro at the Opera Orvieto in Italy.
Naiza Delica captured second place and the $750 scholarship prize.
She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a
bachelor’s degree in fine arts.
soprano Dana Vetter garnered third place and the $500 scholarship
prize. A 2011 graduate of the Chicago College of Performing Arts
at Roosevelt University, she is continuing her studies with her
longtime voice teacher Maria Hansen in Hartland.
summer, Vetter will attend the American Institute of Musical
Studies in Graz, Austria.
Rebecca Carvalho of Greendale and Julianne M. Frey of Milwaukee
received honorable mention and a $125 scholarship prize.
event judges were Jayne Latva, a Milwaukee freelance pianist;
Monte Perkins, professional bassoonist and the director of
Milwaukee’s Festival City Orchestra; and Wendy Traeger,
professional vocalist and chairperson of the music department and
director of choirs at Wauwatosa East High School.
more information, visit www.macdowellclubmilwaukee.org