Jenny LeDoux, a Luther college junior from Minneapolis, has been named the recipient of the 2014-15 Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos Family Prize for Opera Performance at Luther College. LeDoux will present the Brudos Family Opera Prize recital during the 2014-15 academic year.
LeDoux, daughter of Dean and Sarah LeDoux of Minneapolis, is majoring in music at Luther. She is a 2011 graduate of Southwest High School. LeDoux is a voice student of Karen Kanakis, Luther associate professor of music, Jessica Paul, Luther professor of music, and Jill Phillips, Luther visiting instructor in music.
Presented annually to a Luther College senior, the Brudos Prize was established by Alan and Sally Brudos to support students of outstanding ability and achievement who are preparing for careers in opera performance. The prize includes a $5,000 award.
The winner is chosen by a panel of Luther voice faculty members. Selection is based on promise and quality of vocal performance.
In addition to the Opera Prize, Alan and Sally Brudos have recently established an endowed fund to offset the expenses of a guest voice master class clinician. The voice faculty of Luther's music department is very thankful to the Brudos family for their generous support and continued interest in the voice and opera program.
Luther College is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the world with seven choirs, three orchestras, three bands, two jazz bands and nearly 1,000 student musicians.
Luther students perform in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. More than 350 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, church music and performance.