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FAU Student Wins Sarasota Opera Competition

BOCA RATON (May 29, 2007) – Florida Atlantic University student Matt Daniels recently won first place at the Sarasota Opera Competition in Sarasota, Florida.   This annual, statewide competition is sponsored by the Artist Series of Sarasota.   The other finalists in the competition were students from the University of Miami and the University of Southern Florida.   A $4,000 prize accompanied the first place award.

Daniels is a student in the fine and performing arts track of the Ph.D. in comparative studies program at FAU. He received his M.A. in music from FAU last year.   Daniels lives in Boca Raton.  

For the Sarasota competition, Daniels sang “Bright Is the Ring of Words” from Songs of Travel by R. Vaughan-Williams; “Fin'ch han dal vino” from Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart;  “Beau Soir” by Claude Debussy; and “Erlkonig” by Franz Schubert.

For more information about FAU’s department of music, call 561-297-3820.

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