Curtis Alumnae Sarah Fleiss and Emily Damasco Win Prizes in the 2023 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition

The two sopranos were awarded 1st and 3rd prizes

Congratulations to Sarah Fleiss (Voice ’23) and Emily Damasco (Voice ’23), who were recently announced as winners of the 2023 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition. Established in 2011 by the world’s largest print music publisher and leader in vocal music, the competition was one of the first of its kind held entirely on YouTube. Ms. Fleiss was awarded first prize, and Ms. Damasco was awarded third prize in the college/university voices, art song category for undergraduates ages 18–23.

Watch Sarah Fleiss’s performance HERE.

Hal Leonard awards over $10,000 in cash and gift certificates in its support of vocal music across North America to recognize the accomplishments of singers and their voice teachers and encourage singers to build a music library for their studies. Ms. Fleiss sang Giuseppe Verdi’s art song “Stornello” and was accompanied by Curtis collaborative pianist Ting Ting Wong. Ms. Damasco performed Claude Debussy’s “Apparition,” with Curtis opera and voice coach Reese Revak.

Learn more about the 2023 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition winners HERE.

Watch Emily Damasco’s performance HERE.

Photos of Sarah Fleiss and Emily Damasco by Nichole MCH Photography.

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