Hannah Grabowski Advances to Finals in Classical Singer Vocal Competition

POTSDAM, NY — Crane School of Music student Hannah Grabowski of Phoenix, is headed to the second round of the Classical Singer Vocal Competition, which will be held in Chicago next month.

Grabowski was one of the winners in the regional live round held at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music on April 14, and will now proceed to the competition second finals, which will be held in Chicago beginning on May 23.

If successful, singers who advance compete in the semifinals and finals, also held in Chicago, through May 26.

The regional auditions were conducted by Donald George, a professor of voice at The Crane School of Music.

The other judges included Crane faculty members Nils Klykken and Colleen Skull.

The Classical Singer Vocal Competition offers $2.1 million in scholarships, $16,000 in cash awards, immediate written feedback and invaluable networking experience for participants, who can compete in classical or musical theatre categories for high school, intermediate or advanced university or emerging professionals.

For more information, visit https://www.classicalsinger.com/convention/competition/.

To learn more about vocal studies at The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, visit https://www.potsdam.edu/academics/crane-school-music/departments-programs/music-performance/voice-area.

About SUNY Potsdam:

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America’s first 50 colleges — and the oldest institution within SUNY.

Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence.

The college currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students.

Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity.

To learn more, visit http://www.potsdam.edu.