Hinton Music Hall/Wright Music Building - MTSU, Murfreesboro
On Sunday, March 5, the general public will have the outstanding opportunity to hear some of the country’s finest young vocal talent (ages 19 to 30) compete for top cash awards totaling more than $19,000. The event is the Orpheus Finale Concert, which is the culmination of a weekend of exciting performances by these talented vocalists. Many of the top colleges, universities, and conservatories will be represented. For over twenty years, the Orpheus Competition has been a springboard for a number of previous winners who have gone on to have very successful careers, including performances at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and other operas and venues throughout the United States and abroad.
Under the sponsorship of the Middle Tennessee Choral Society and MTSU School of Music, the Orpheus Competition has helped put Murfreesboro on the musical map. It is one of the most highly acclaimed competitions of its kind in the United States. Dr. Raphael Bundage, director of choral activities at the MTSU School of Music and artistic director of the Orpheus competition, along with Kay Garrison, general manager of the Choral Society, have been instrumental in making this an outstanding musical event.
The Orpheus Finale Concert is scheduled for Sunday, March 5 at 3:00 p.m. in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU’s Wright Music Building. The awarding of the competition prizes will conclude the performances of the finalists. Tickets will be available online at mtchoralsociety.org as well as at the door one hour prior to the concert and are $15 for general admission, $12.50 for senior citizens, and $10 for ages 12 and under. MTSU faculty, staff, and students will be admitted free with valid ID. For more information about the competition, contact the MTSU School of Music at 615-898-2493 or the Choral Society general manager Kay Garrison at 615-893-6527.