Chapman Voice Competition planned for April 25 at BPC

Brewton-Parker College's inaugural Virginia Chapman Voice Competition is planned for Friday, April 25, 8 p.m. in the Gilder Recital Hall of the Miller Music Building on the Brewton-Parker campus.

The competition is presented by the Brewton-Parker Division of Music to recognize artistic achievement and development among Brewton-Parker voice majors.

A $1,000 prize, donated by George Chapman in memory of his wife, Virginia, will be awarded to the winner.

Competitors are: Jeffrey Brazell, sophomore music education major; Steven Dawson, sophomore voice performance major; Joshua Hartley, junior voice performance major; Heather LeCompte, sophomore music education major; and John Wolters, junior voice performance major. All will be accompanied by Kathy Rogers, piano.

Judges for the competition are: Mollie Rich, retired professor of voice at Stetson University; Barbara Dean, retired professor of voice at Mercer University Atlanta; and William Toole, retired professor of voice at Augusta State University.

All judges are distinguished performers and teachers of singing whose students have won numerous competitions and awards and are currently performing in major venues around the world.

Admission to the competition is free and open to the general public.

Inquiries concerning the Virginia Chapman Voice Competition may be made by calling the Music Division of Brewton-Parker College at 583-3136.