Lindquist Honored With Award for Promising Music Future
Sarah Lindquist, a senior vocal performance major at North Greenville University, recently competed in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and received the Gene Ferguson award as a promising vocalist.
According to Lindquist, the “auditions are open to classical vocalists from ages 20-30 beginning at the state level and, if you're fortunate, ending in New York City in a performance at the Metropolitan Opera House.”
The application to participate in the opera “tryouts” dictates that singers must be prepared to perform no less than five separate pieces, with a minimum of two languages represented. Additionally, two of the five opera arias must be presented before a panel of designated judges.
Although Lindquist was not granted the opportunity to move on to the next round of competition, out of the 38 opera singers who competed for the final four spots, she was the youngest and the most promising future prospect that took the stage. For these reasons, judge Bénédicte Jourdois influenced his peers to select Lindquist for the award.
When asked about how the award was a reflection of her work ethic and character, Lindquist responded with, “I cannot talk about my successes as a performer without giving glory to God for leading me down this path. I don't believe receiving the award reflects anything about my character at all, but rather it reflects the faithful character of God who loves to give good gifts to His children.”
The humble attitude, work ethic, and performance abilities of Lindquist serve as a testament to not only the overall talent represented in the NGU music department, but to the dedication that the advisors and professors, such as Dr. Cheryl Greene (the faculty member that encouraged Lindquist to perform at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions), put in to the futures of students under their tutelage.
The In-Between: Robert and Jill Lewis Concert
The Cline School of Music presents an evening of classical and jazz music with classical soprano and jazz musicians.
NGU Faculty Member Impacting Areas Beyond The Campus
Cashion preached at Founders Week for the Rio Grande Bible Institute and Ministries in Edinburg, TX.
NGU 2017 Faculty Service Awards
Faculty and staff gathered Wednesday, April 26 for a time of worship and celebration to honor service milestones and retirement.
Thompson Named to Leadership Greenville Class
Participants selected through a thorough application process including essays, professional resume, and community involvement.
NGU Offers New Opportunities in Professional Development
Program designed for business professionals to continue learning new skills.
Baseball Field Dedication Rescheduled
The threat of thunderstorms on Sat., April 7, has prompted the rescheduling of the planned Ray and Bea Dillard Field dedication ceremony to Sat., April 14.
NGU Theatre to Present 'The Spitfire Grill'
The NGU School of Theatre's second main stage production of the 2016-17 show season begins November 10.
PA Medicine Program Hosts Career Fair
The event brought employers to the Greer Campus to meet NGU's first PA Medicine Class of 2018.