Stephen Lancaster wins American Prize in Vocal Performance

Author: Mark Doerries

Notre Dame Music and Sacred Music faculty member and head of the graduate studio in voice, Stephen Lancaster, was honored to be announced winner of the 2016 American Prize in Vocal Performance (men in art song and oratorio, professional division). The American Prize in Vocal Performance—Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award honors the memory of the greatest Wagnerian baritone of his age, Friedrich Schorr, who commanded the operatic stage between the world wars, and his wife, Virginia Schorr, who taught studio voice at the Manhattan School of Music and the Hartt School of Music for nearly fifty years. The Prize recognizes and rewards the best performances by classically trained vocalists in America in 2016, based on submitted recordings.