Lotte Lenya Competition Auditions begin

The Lotte Lenya Competition is an internationally recognized theater singing competition sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music in Manhattan.  The Eastman School of Music will again host one of the live regional auditions as well as the finals of the annual Lotte Lenya Competition, giving local audiences plenty of opportunities to catch the rising stars of musical theater. 

Twenty-two singing actors, including eight Eastman singers, will audition beginning at noon on Saturday, Feb. 20, in Kilbourn Hall in one of only two live audition rounds for the competition.  Eastman singers who will be competing in Kilbourn Hall on Feb. 20 are junior Natalie Ballenger; seniors Kendra Berentsen, Sarah Franz, and Trevor Strader; master’s degree student Savanna Sokolnicki; and Eastman alumni O’Neill Haynes, Paul Hopper, and Julia Teitel.

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