Sponsored by Music
Mikaela Hanrahan '21, soprano, in collaboration with Dr. Nicholas Shaneyfelt, will perform the Nineteenth Annual Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos Family Opera Prize Recital at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 17. The program includes works by J.S. Bach, Dvořák, Verdi, Glinka, Laitman, and Menotti. This event will be livestreamed and can be viewed on the Luther College Music Department YouTube Channel. Mikaela is a student of Deborah Gover and Nicholas Shaneyfelt.
Brudos Prize Presentation
Mikaela is the nineteenth recipient of Luther College’s annual Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos Family Prize for Opera Performance. The prize, a $6,000 award, was created and is funded by a gift from Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos of Atherton, California. Mr. Brudos, a 1955 Luther College graduate and a regent emeritus, is former chair of the Luther Board of Regents.
The purpose of this award is to assist talented senior students with the extraordinary expenses involved in the preparation and pursuit of careers in opera performance. Selection is based on the student’s quality of vocal performance and promise of an operatic career.
The Brudos Prize is one of the largest awards given for excellence in music at Luther College.