Soprano’s voice rings out to claim music scholarship

Fourth-year music therapy student Christina Bell took top honours and the $500 award Sunday at the Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship in Performance competition.

Bell, a soprano, studies voice in the studio of professor Elsie Inselman. In Sunday’s competition, she sang Meine Ruh’ ist hin by Richard Wagner, one of his compositions on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust.

The scholarship was established by Mina Grossman-Ianni and the School of Music in 2005 to honour the late president of the University of Windsor. It is open only to full-time students enrolled in a music degree; the recipients of the highest grades in the December performance juries are invited to compete.

Bell’s rivals were pianist Tasula Calfas, marimbist Meghan Chamberlain, mezzo-soprano Amelia Daigle, trumpeter Katherine Raiger, guitarist Reece Smith, flutist Andjela Stevanovic, and violinist Victoria Turner.

Read the full story, “Soprano Christina Bell wins 2012 Ianni Scholarship competition,” on the Web site of the School of Music.

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