Exciting Young soprano receives Warfield Scholarship
By Ruth Phinney ~ Posted Wed, 04/23/2008 - 4:34pm
Today I was honored to attend the William Warfield Scholarship Fund Luncheon where we were all treated to several selections sung by 2007-2008 Scholarship Recipient Julia Allyson Bullock, a Junior at the Eastman School of Music.
This dynamic young woman from St. Louis has a sparkling personality and a clarity of voice that was captivating. Her voice changed from powerful to beautifully sensitive as she expressed the changing character of the music.
After graduating from ESM next year, Ms. Bullock plans to continue her education with a Masters degree in voice. Although she will likely perform some opera, her heart is in the intimacy of the recital. Referring to a quote from Leontyne Price, Ms. Bullock stated that in the recital, a singer can become many different characters in one performance.
Program emcee Ginny Ryan summed it up best when she told those gathered to keep an eye out for Ms. Julia Allyson Bullock in the future. We'll all be able to say, "we knew her when."