The Findlay Light Opera Company will hold the first Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship Recital on Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. in the Ritz Auditorium on the University of Findlay campus.
Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and admission is free of charge. There will be an opportunity for attendees to donate to the scholarship fund.
This year features eight applicants, four each from Findlay High School and McComb High School. Findlay High School will be represented by Sybil Anast, Victoria Fisher, Joshua Orr and Mara Wallace. Kendra Anderson, Josh Garrard, Freddi Routson and Zara Wilson will represent McComb High School.
Each applicant will perform two pieces of differing styles before a panel of judges and the audience. The adjudicators for the recital will be Todd Daquino from Kenton City Schools, Chas Myers, retired from Kalida Local Schools, and Christy Taylor from St. Mary’s City Schools. The winner of the scholarship will be presented with the $1,000 award at the conclusion of the recital.
The Eleanor S. Mitchell Vocal Music Scholarship, named for a charter member and past president of the Findlay Light Opera Company, was established in order to enhance community awareness of musical theater and the development of local musical talent. The Findlay Light Opera Company has presented this award to a student planning to advance his or her musical studies at the collegiate level since 1990.
In 2014, the award became the Eleanor S. Mitchell Performing Arts Scholarship and was opened to multiple performing arts — dance, vocal and instrumental music. It will be awarded, for the first time, as part of a juried recital open to the public on April 13.
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