A University of Kentucky student from Brazil won the top prize for graduate students Sunday at the 10th annual Alltech Vocal Scholarship competition at UK's Singletary Center.
Wanessa Campelo, who plans to pursue a doctorate in vocal performance, will receive full tuition and a $12,000 prize.
Emily Redden of Louisville won the top prize in undergraduate competition. A student at the Youth Performing Arts School, or YPAS in Jefferson County, she will receive full tuition at UK and $6,000.
Seventeen competitors from Kentucky and as far away as Korea competed in the competition, which featured $500,000 in prize money and scholarships to the UK School of Music. The awards were sponsored by UK, Alltech and other local businesses and individuals.
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The winners were chosen by five expert judges.
Other winners were:
■ Ashley Mispagel of La Crosse, Wis.; Alltech second place graduate award: full tuition, $8,000 and a graduate assistantship.
■ Junghyun Lee of Gimcheon, Korea; Cavalier Distributing: The Gail Robinson Graduate Award: $7,000.
■ Tom Ciuffo of Traverse City, Mich.; Deidre Lyons Award: $5,000.
■ Zachery David Morris of Raleigh, N.C.; graduate encouragement award: $2,000.
■ Matthew Zolla of Eastwood; Alltech second place and Bryant Rent-All and Lynn Imaging and Turner Labels incoming undergraduate award: full tuition, $4,000.
■ Hayden Bright of Lawrenceberg; Barbara Rouse Kentucky prize: $5,000.
■ Audrey Adams of Louisville; David Deaton and Select Logistics incoming undergraduate encouragement award: full tuition and $1,000.
■ Melvin D. Bozeman Jr. of Ferguson, Mo., Stoll Keenon Ogden incoming undergraduate encouragement award: full tuition and $1,000.