Students from Chautauqua Schools of Fine and Performing Arts recently visited the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club to show their appreciation for the club's annual scholarship support.
The first group of four sang pieces from different operas and the second, selections from contemporary music. Each student presented his or her choice ending with each foursome singing a group favorite.
The development of hundreds of aspiring dancers, musicians and visual artists during a few intense weeks at Chautauqua Institution has been one of many opportunities offered during each nine-week summer. Besides developing personal career goals, the students also build an important network of talented peers, instructors and lifelong friends.
Opera students from Chautauqua Institution who shared their music with Westfield/Mayville Rotary members were, from left, Amber Ganett, soprano, Boston Conservatory, Norfolk, Va.; Kate Farrar, mezzo soprano, University of North Carolina School of Arts, N.C.; Clayton Brown, baritone, graduate of Manhattan School of Music, Dallas, Texas; Carol Rausch, music administrator and Rotary Scholar who accompanied on piano; and Todd Barnhill, tenor, University of Tennessee, N.C.
Temporary music students who shared their songs with the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club, from left, Kurt Kanazawa, baritone, Manhattan School of Music, Los Angeles; Leela Subramaniam, soprano, Manhattan School of Music, Los Angeles; Donald St. Pierre, pianist, head coach at Chautauqua Voice Department; Kaitlyn McMonigle, mezzo soprano, Florida State University, Ocala, Fla.; and Alexander McKissick, tenor, Julliard School of Music, Madison, Conn.