6 p.m. - Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building (NEW Location)
Junior vocalists compete for the Mel and Jena Hakola Prize for Academic and Vocal Excellence, an endowed BW scholarship.

Hakola Vocal Competition

October 14, 2017

6 p.m.

Gamble Auditorium, Kulas Musical Arts Building (NEW Location)

Junior vocalists compete for the Mel and Jena Hakola Prize for Academic and Vocal Excellence. The 2016 Hakola winner was Dawna Warren.

The Mel and Jena Hakola Prize for Academic and Vocal Excellence is awarded by outside judges of the competition to a Conservatory of Music student majoring in vocal performance and music education. The $5,000 prize is distributed over the spring and fall semesters as long as the winner maintains at least a 3.3 GPA and remains a student of the Conservatory in good standing.

Mel Hakola was a distinguished voice teacher at BW for 38 years prior to his retirement. The Mel and Jena Hakola Prize for Academic and Vocal Excellence was created to encourage and reward voice students who demonstrate exceptional vocal, musical, intellectual and creative talents. It also acknowledges students who have the potential to make a significant contribution to music performance. The purpose of the prize is to promote and recognize a high standard of academic and musical excellence among voice students at BW.