Springfield High Student National Vocalist Winner

Springfield High Student National Vocalist Winner
Posted on 05/03/2016

Springfield High School junior Anighya Crocker won first place in the Orpheus National Music Competition on March 4, 2016.

The competition was founded in 1996 as a means of providing financial support and encouragement to young singers in their pursuit of vocal art careers.  It is open to two categories of high school and college age young people.

Crocker found out about the event through his participation in the Tennessee Governor’s School last year, and was encourage to submit a vocal selection in the pre-screening process.  More than 1,000 entrants from across the country submitted recordings and Crocker was eventually chosen as one of the final four semifinalists.

His presentation to judges consisted of two vocal pieces, one Folk and one Italian.  He said he was both surprised and thrilled when he was announced as the national winner. 

Upon graduation, Crocker, who has already sung at Carnegie Hall, plans to further his musical and vocal training.  He is currently considering two schools, Vanderbilt and Eastman School of Music in New York, and plans to major in vocal performance and music education.  Ultimately he says he’d like to be a college opera or choir director.

Congratulations to Anighya for his accomplishment and accompanying national recognition.

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