Student Achievements

Sarah Rees

Met Competition Arkansas District Winner

Sara recently competed in the Arkansas District of the Laffont Competition by the Metropolitan Opera and won! We’re sending her many “toi toi toi’s” in the next stage!

Scott Purcell & Karli Forte

Second Place – Division II NOA Scenes Competition

Congratulations to LSU Opera and our own Scott and Karli for placing second in Division II of the National Opera Association 2023 Robert Hansen Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition.

Eunchong Kang

Met Competition Pittsburgh District Encouragement Award

Adding to her numerous accolades, Eunchong recently won the encouragement award in the 2023 Pittsburgh District of the Laffont Competition.

Jenna Grissom

Met Competition Tennessee District Encouragement Award

Audience favorite and LSU graduate Jenna Grissom won the Encouragement Award in the District Round of the Laffont Competition as she pursues a Performance Diploma at the Peabody School of Music.

Photo by Erik Gudiel

Karli Forte

Met Competition Arkansas District Encouragement Award; Semi-finalist Utah Opera Resident Artist Program

While pursuing her master’s of music at LSU, Karli has been competing and auditioning all around the country. She recently won the Encouragement award at the Met Laffont District Competition and is also a semi-finalist for the Utah Opera’s Resident Artist Program next Fall!

Nate Malkow

While finishing his master’s of music at LSU, Nate will also be auditioning in Germany as he was granted an audition for the Stuttgart residency program!

Congratulations to our outstanding artists!

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