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Elite Summer Academies Spotlight OCU Singers
Oklahoma City University vocal students selected for intensive summer academies include three sopranos at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music at Salzburg, July 10-Aug. 13. Studying in Austria this summer were Liz Lang (from the studio of Dr. Frank Ragsdale); Kirsten Mikkelsen (Dr. William Nield Christensen); Megan Sherrod (Professor Larry Keller); and Jeana Forman (Professor Becky Salter). This summer, Liz Lang won honorable mention in the Mirabell Schloss Competition in Salzburg. OCU singers dominated the student roster of the Key West Symphony’s Young Artist Program, June 1-28. Bass School of Music students included Caitlin Ahmann and Ellyn Glassock from the Ragsdale studio and Margaret Heyl, Molly Hill, and Anna Joham from Christensen studio. Robert Watson (Christensen) was selected for the Dolora Zajick Institute for Young Dramatic Voices., an experimental program to provide training for exceptional voices in singers aged 15 to 22. The 2009 workshop was held July 1-July 22 in Orem, Utah.