UPDATE: ONE OF THE INSTRUMENTAL SEMI-FINALISTS HAS DECLINED TO TRAVEL TO CLARINDA FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION. AS SUCH WE HAVE AWARDED AN ALTERNATE. JOSHUA JONES, TROMBONE PLAYER FROM STILLWATER, OK WILL BE JOINING THE OTHER SEMI-FINAL INSTRUMENTALS AT THE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION.

The 2018 top ten vocal and instrumental semi-finalists have been chosen. These talented kids will perform during the Festival on June 7th.

                        Vocal semi-finalists:                                                                                                                                         

  • Michael Krasting (Tenor)  –  New Jersey                                                                                    
  • Callie Cooper (Soprano)  –  Virginia
  • Rachel Heney (Soprano )  –  Maryland
  • Sabrina Reed (Mezzo-Soprano)  –  Connecticut
  • Valerie Grau (Soprano)  –  Florida
  • Alexandra Backfisch (Mezzo-Soprano)  –  Georgia
  • Natasha Stark (Alto)  –  Iowa
  • Kathryn Henys Apple (Mezzo-Soprano)  –  Virginia
  • Thomas Allen (Tenor)  –  Iowa
  • Felix De Simone (Bass)  – Michigan

                       Instrumental semi-finalists:                                                                                                                                         

  • Danielle Kim  (Flute)  –  Virginia
  • Alexis Doremus (Oboe)  –  Iowa
  • Hannah England (Flute)  –  Kentucky
  • Benjamin Eyink (Cello)  –  Ohio
  • Isabela Cruz-Vespa  (Flute)  –  New York
  • Nupur Thakkar (Percussion)  – Illinois
  • Jenna Pavis (Alto Sax)  –  Maine
  • Joshua Jones (Trombone) – Oklahoma
  • Grace Davidson (Clarinet)  –  Iowa
  • Lillian Sun (Violin)  –  Texas