3 go to finals in vocal solo competition

By Lauren Seo

Emily Altschul ’09, Kat Arenella ’10 and Brandon Levin ’09 will compete in the final round of the Southern California Vocal Association vocal solo competition on March 14.

Thirteen students, eleven of whom are members of a Harvard-Westlake choir, participated in the preliminary event Jan. 10.

The event was judged by Michelle Bourque, a professional opera singer. The competition was held in a master class format, in which the singers performed and were critiqued in front of their classmates. Each participant sang one classical piece appropriate to his or her age and experience level and was given eight minutes total to perform and work with the adjudicator.

Winners will be featured in performances on May 3.