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Past Award Winners

Competition Programs

The below contains programs for those Dolven Award competitions in which we have an on-line copy of the program. Please note that the programs are composed several days in advance of the competition. They do not reflect last minute cancellations or song changes. In particular, not every singer listed actually performed in the given competition.

Year Actual # of competitors Program
Novice Intermediate Advanced Total
2017 10 3 4 17 2017 Program
2016 10 8 3 21 2016 Program
2015 5 7 2 14 2015 Program
2014 9* 5* 3 17 2014 Program
* Due to an error in the program, Willow Lautenberg was judged in the Intermediate division when she should have been placed in the Novice division.
2013 7 7 3 17 2013 Program
2012 11 6 1 18 2012 Program
2011 10 5 4 19 2011 Program

Award Winners

The Dolven award competition has been held since 1974. Unfortunately, no formal records were kept of the winners of these awards until recently. The table below holds only those winners for which we have definite knowledge of their award.

Award Winner Teacher
Recital Song Composer
2017
Novice Marissa Scotti Corine Salon & Rae Jean Teeter
Widmung Robert Schumann
Laurie's Song Aaron Copland
Intermediate Monica Enright Susan Boddie
Si mes vers avaient des ailes Reynaldo Hahn
Chi sà, chi sà, qual sia W. A. Mozart
Advanced Savannah Gordon Frances Wittman
Deh vieni non tardar W. A. Mozart
Er, der Herrlichste von Allen Robert Schumann
2016
Novice Marissa Scotti Corine Salon
De los álamos vengo, madre Joaquìn Rodrigo
In the Silence of the Night Sergei Rachmaninoff
Intermediate Monica Enright Lucille Beer
Una voce poco fa Gioachino Rossini
A Lucky Child Jake Heggie
Advanced Rocky Sellers Jason Stearns & Mark Oswald
Ol' Man River Kerns & Hammerstein
La calunnia Gioachino Rossini
Misenhimer Alec Hicks Susan Harwood
Ch'io mai vi possa G. F. Handel
Waldesgespräch Robert Schumann
2015
Due to technical problems, videos are not available for the 2015 winners.
Intermediate Claire Haile Lucille Beer
Nocturne César Franck
Thought from The Tender Land
Advanced Joushua Bouillon Robert Swensen
Sure on this Shining Night Samuel Barber
Che gelida manina from La bohème Giacomo Puccini
Misenhimer Zoe Lynds Christina Pizzino-Catalano
Pietà, Signore! Alessandro Stradella
Misty Erroll Garner
2014
Novice Annaleigh Lester Corine Salon
Star Vicina Salvator Rosa
Take, O Take Those Lips Amy Beach
Intermediate Elizabeth Tapia Susan Harwood
Oh! Quand Je Dors Franz Liszt
Ebben? Ne andrò lontana from La Wally Alfredo Catalani
Advanced Tess Torreggiani Lucille Beer
Piangero, la sorte mia from Giulio Cesare G. F. Handel
If Music Be the Food of Love Henry Purcell
Misenhimer Willow Lautenberg Eric Nelsen
The Black Swan from The Medium Giancarlo Menotti
Waiting for Life from Once on this Island Stephen Flaherty
2013
Novice Lauren Silberstein Heather Baird, Diane Warner
Gretchen am Spinnrade Franz Schubert
Tell Me, O Blue, Blue Sky Vittorio Giannini
Intermediate Genevieve Diller Heidi Skok
Bel Piacere G.F. Handel
St. Ita's Vision Samuel Barber
Advanced Terressa Mannix Heidi Skok
Wie Du warst! Richard Strauss
Voi che sapete W.A. Mozart
Misenhimer Stephen Smith Julie Newell
Were'er you walk G.F. Handel
Serenata Gitana Miguel Sandoval
2012
Novice Rebecca Rogers Nancy Jo Davidsen
Deh, Contentatevi Giacomo Carissimi
For You There is No Song Leslie Adams
Intermediate Lindsay McCandless Susan Harwood
Care Selve G. F. Handel
Love Went A-Riding Frank Bridge
Misenhimer Jack Mallory Anne Turner
Un'aura amorosa W.A. Mozart
Meine Leider Johannes Brahms
2011
Novice Andrea McGaugh Anne Turner
Verborgenheit Hugo Wolf
Spring Dominick Argento
Intermediate Bryce Klatsky Anne Turner
Non più andrai W.A. Mozart
Der Lindenbaum Franz Schubert
Advanced Laura Mitchell Barbara Hohn
Regnava nel silenzio Gaetano Donizetti
Allerseelen Richard Strauss
2010
Novice John Leighton
Advanced Kara Cornell
Misenhimer Andy Truax
2009
Novice Ava Wing
Intermediate Katharine Schimmer
Advanced Vedrana Kalas
Misenhimer Patrick Cook