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BMC Awards! sings the praises of 2021 H. S. Voice Competition Winners

We are proud to present the winners of the 2021 BMC High School Voice Competition honoring Jack and Ginny Frymire. This is the third of five BMC Awards competitions being showcased this spring.

BMC’s student vocal competitions began over 30 years ago and the format has been consistent – until this year. For the first time, our competitions were conducted “virtually,” through student-submitted audition videos. Gratefully, we had remarkable professionals to guide us through. Evelyn Ames, who has been at the helm of our voice competitions since 2016, took the leadership role with imagination and enthusiasm. We were likewise blessed with a most accomplished adjudicator, professional soprano Tracy Satterfield, who was uniquely attuned to our student’s needs. We thank them, and we thank you for supporting these awards so generously this year.

Now, here are the winners of the BMC High School Voice Competition:
1st place: Brody Buck, baritone
2nd place: Phoebe McNair-Luxon, mezzo-soprano
3rd place: Adaryn Healy, soprano
Honorable Mention: Brendan Leonard, bass-baritone

Enjoy their performances by clicking on their photo, and be sure to join us soon to meet the winners of the BMC Winds & Percussion Competition in honor of Nicholas Bussard.

In his vocal submission for the BMC Voice Competition, Brody Buck performs Robert Schumann: Hör ich das Liedchen klingen from Dichterliebe, Op.48 (text by H. Heine), and Gustav Mahler: Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer from Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (‘Songs of a Wayfarer’).
With Emily Gantt at the piano, Phoebe Luxon-McNair sings Hébé from 7 Mélodies, Op. 2 by Ernest Chausson.

As a bonus, click here to hear Adaryn perform Mozart’s Cavatina: L’ho perduta, me meschina from Le Nozze di Figaro.

Adaryn Healy sings Christoph Willibald von Gluck: O sein Bild, zu fest gebunden from Iphigénie en Tauride, and Gabriel Fauré: Après un rêve from 3 Songs, Op. 7.
Brendan Leonard performs the traditional Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, arranged by Harry T. Burleigh, with Rob Viens at the piano.