This Iowa Arts Showcase broadcast features an interview with UNI graduate voice students Megan Grey and Leia Lensing. Both of the young Iowa vocalists participated in the national opera competition circuit with amazing results. Ms. Grey competed in The MET National Council Auditions and has been selected to move on to the semi-finals competition with a Grand Finals Concert with full orchestra at the MET in New York City on April 29th. Ms. Lensing received 1st prize at the Houston Grand Opera's Eleanor McCollum Competition. Both artists also speak about their summer workshop experiences as young artists and praise the UNI music faculty for propelling them to reach their goals. Hear their Iowa Arts Showcase interview below!
UPDATE: Ms. Grey sang amazingly for the MET National Council Grand Finals, but unfortunately was not selected as a top award winner. Another Iowan and University of Iowa graduate, Jessica Faselt, was chosen as a top award winner!
Additionally, we will be broadcasting the Grand Finals concert at a later date.