The winner of the recent Vocal Arts Competition for Emerging Artists kept a good thing going when she won the competition for the second year in a row. Keiohna Allen will go on to compete in the South Central District Competition on March 7 at 8 p.m.
“As awareness of the competition increases across the Metroplex, more students are inspired to participate,” said TCC Board Member Gwendolyn Morrison, Ph.D. Morrison is the founding president and current active member of The Greater Fort Worth Area Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, which co-sponsors the competition along with TCC.
Open to classical singers, ages 18-30, the competition requires vocalists to perform arias, art songs and spirituals. Winners at the local level advance to compete at district conferences. District winners compete at the national convention.
Four TCC students, Lee Michelle Bradford, Yuri Guerro, Joy Towner and Lilly Towner also participated in the competition. The local competition has been held at the South Campus since its inception five years ago.
“The competition offers valuable experience for all competitors,” said South Campus President, Peter Jordan, Ph.D. “We are committed to continuing our partnership with The Negro Business and Professionals Women’s Club to sponsor the local competition.”