May 09, 2009

Graduation of the Stars 2009

PHILADELPHIA | This year Academy of Vocal Arts graduated 8 artists, a huge class by our standards. That’s about 1/3 of our roster of 28 artists.

I enjoyed working with each of them. I also enjoyed attending their last free concert. As I mentioned to
Angela Meade, to hear her next season at the Met I will probably have to pay $500 a ticket (close enough) in the nosebleed section. It will be worth it.

Their professional accomplishments, while still students at AVA, are remarkable. To eliminate redundancy, please click on artist’s bio link.

Congratulations to all!

Pictured far left AVA Executive Director, K. James McDowell; far right President, B.A. (Mackie) MacLean, Jr. Also, 3rd from right is tenor Cody Austin (individual photo missing).

Angela Meade (See Bio)

Michael Fabiano (See Bio)

Jessica Julin (See Bio)

Nina Yoshida Nelsen (See Bio)

Ben Wager (See Bio)

Zulimar López-Hernández (See Bio)

Jeremy Paul Milner (See Bio)

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