Student wins third prize in Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition

Andrea Fleming photo courtesy of Opera GR
Andrea Fleming photo courtesy of Opera GR
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Grand Valley student Andrea Fleming took third place at the Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition held April 22.

Nine finalists from area colleges and universities participated in the competition, hosted by Aquinas College. The event provided the opportunity to perform and be recognized for excellence by a professional opera company, and win cash awards ranging from $100-$250 for the top three winners. The first and second place winners were both from Hope College.

Fleming, a senior from Holt, is a double major in music and math. For the competition finals, she selected to perform an operatic aria from Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in Tahiti.”  While performing the piece, Fleming not only showcased her powerful voice, but also interjected some personality. View the winners' performances here