SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES

2017

Terrence A. Britt, Jr.

Terrence A. Britt, Jr, tenor, is currently pursuing his Masters of Music at Boston University where he studies under the tutelage of Matthew DiBattista which he plans to finish in 2018. He received his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from The Catholic University of America, where he studied with Rick Christman. While at Catholic, he performed the roles of Marco in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Marullo in Rigoletto, Elder Ott in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah,  Masetto in Don Giovanni and Cascada in The Merry Widow. He also joined the roster of Maryland Lyric Opera where he covered Silvio from I Pagliacci and appeared in the ensemble of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana.

Terrence recently transitioned from baritone to tenor with the mentorship of, the late, Dr. Jerrold Pope and Matthew DiBattista.  Previous Boston University Opera Institute appearances include ensemble in Tobias Picker's Emmeline and Basilio in a scene from Le Nozze di Figaro with the Boston University Opera Theater.  He has also been seen as the Baritone soloist in a premiere performance of Alice Flagg during the 2015 Kennedy Center Page to Stage Series. 

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2016

JOSEPH TELL

Joseph Tell is Visual Artist who has been drawing since the age of six. He graduated from John Adams High School and is attending the University of Toledo in the Fall majoring in Visual Arts. He graduated sixth out of the top ten graduates in his class and has received a variety of art awards including the Amazing Artist Award and the Excellence in Visual Arts Award from his high school. Outside of his academic endeavors, he is working on a contribution to DC Comics. 

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BRINA JEFFRIES

Brina Jeffries is a graduate of Firestone High School for the Visual and Performing Arts & International Baccalaureate Program. During her time at Firestone High School, she was elected as the President of the 2016 Senior Class. She was also a member of the National Honor Society, the National Art Honor Society, and the French Club. In addition to her academic endeavors, she contributed art to EJ Thomas Hall and volunteered for several organizations such as Salvation Army’s Toys for Tots, Temple of Israel’s Canned Food Drive, and the Akron Marathon. She is attending New York University with a perspective double major in Media, Culture, and Communications as well as Studio Art.

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