CUC Students Win Awards in American Classical Singer International Vocal Competition

Author:Huo Minhan     April 11,2018

The 15th American Classical Singer International Vocal Competition was held in Guangzhou during March 24 to March 30. Majoring in vocal music performance, 4 CUC students won awards in the competition.

Hold by transnational institutions, the American Classical Singer International Vocal Competition provides opportunities for talents specializing in classical bel canto, opera and musical. Participants have chance to receive admissions from American colleges and to win a scholarship.

After 4 days’ fierce competing, Wu Bozhen, a student of Class 2019 reached the final and won the excellent prize after performing For Forever  from musical Dear Evan Hansen. Apart from that, he got the admission letter for master’s degree in University of Nebraska at Kearney. Wu's professional mentor, Prof. Chu chu was given the outstanding teacher award. Another junior student Yang Pengyu won the admission letter from The Boston Conservatory at Berkley. Voted as the winner of the Award of Popularity, Wang Yige, a sophomore student, also got the admission letter for master’s degree from University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Wu Bozhen is singing the music drama of For Forever, an episode in Dear Evan Hansen

CUC students and teachers also attended a series of interchange activities, including watching musical and opera pieces, communicating at the 3rd Sino-America vocal education peak forum and experiencing the master-classes given by American vocalists. According to Wang Yige, she is honored to benefit from the activities, which not only covered the specifics such as the scientific methods of sound production and interviewing skills, but also included the macroscopic development of vocal music. She is intuitively inspired by the opera and musical pieces presented by Xing Hai Conservatory of Music and Shanghai Conservatory of music. “I have learnt a lot from both perspectives of performers and piano accompanists… and it’s really thought-provoking.” she said.

When asked about the preparation for the competition, Wang Yige said," It’s more efficient to ponder the song and character than to repeatedly practice." Having won the admission to University of Nebraska at Kearney, she is quite content with the result. However, studying abroad is not part of her plan. “In the future, I prefer to study in my country while practicing on stage. Only in this way can one’s work be close to the nation’s cultural trait and the appetite of the audience.” Wang said.

The Awarding Ceremony of the 2018 American Classical Singer International Vocal Competition

This year, the American Classical Singer International Vocal Competition was hosted by Federation of American classical musicians and American classical acoustics magazine. As the organizer of the competition, Xing Hai Conservatory of Music invited professors of vocal music from several well-known music colleges, including The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Eastman school of Music and New England Conservatory of Music. It was definitely a gala of top musical colleges around the world.

 

Editor:Cao Wanchen, Wang Huiyi

 

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