Amid the Echoes of Mozart

Salzburg, Austria, was alive with the winning sounds of a Chapman University vocalist again this summer. Milan McCray ’19 became the fifth Chapman University student to win the prestigious Schloss Mirabell Vocal Competition in the historic city that was the setting for The Sound of Music.

As winner of the 2017 competition, McCray performed works by Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss and Samuel Barber in Baroque Marble Hall of Mirabell Palace, where the Mozart family performed for Salzburg’s royalty.

McCray has been a standout performer in several productions for the College of Performing Arts, including Opera Chapman and the 2016 Holiday Wassail concert.

Other winners of the Schloss Mirabell competition from Chapman’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music include Marcus Paige (Class of ’15), Kevin Gino ’14, Kylena Parks ’15 and Andrei Bratkovski ’15. All are students of Professor Peter Atherton, DMA, the Robert and Norma Lineberger Endowed Chair in Music.

Display image at top/Dale Dudeck

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