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Vocalists vie for more than $500,000 in UK scholarships at Alltech competition

Dr. Everett McCorvey, director at UK Opera Theatre, and Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech, presented the Alltech First Place Incoming Undergraduate Award and Scholarship to Ann Weible at the 2019 Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Talented young vocalists from around the world will pursue their operatic dreams and compete for more than $500,000 in scholarships and prizes at the 15th annual Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition.

The competition will be held at 2 p.m. March 1 at the Singletary Center for Arts, 405 Rose Street, Lexington.

Alltech and the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre invite the public to enjoy this enriching experience free of charge. Vocal students will be delivering remarkable performances in hopes of winning life-changing prizes.

Launched in 2006, the annual competition at the University of Kentucky marks a continued partnership between Alltech and the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre. This is the largest vocal competition in Kentucky, and it has helped position UK Opera Theatre as a Richard Tucker Music Foundation top-recommended opera program.

Since its start, more than 150 students have received more than $1.3 million in cash prizes and more than $5.6 million in scholarships and assistantships. This totals more than $7 million in collaborative investment in the lives of students who want to pursue a career in the arts at UK.

Winners receive opportunities beyond scholarship money. Alltech Vocal Scholars have contributed to Alltech’s philanthropic efforts in Haiti by teaching music to Haitian primary school children. They have also performed at numerous Alltech events, including the Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM in 2010 and 2014, the company’s annual international conference, Ambassador Dinners around the world and Alltech’s annual holiday event, the Alltech Celebration of Song.

For more information, contact the UK Opera Theatre program at (859) 257-9331.