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    Lusher Senior Wins Opera Vocal Competition (2 Others Were Finalists)

    (Photo: Sebastien Shays with his voice teachers, Dr. Beth Rota and Dr. William Mouat)

    Three Lusher students (Seniors Sebastien Shays and Lukas Kolb; Sophomore Nadia Abboud-Joffe) were selected as Finalists in the 2019-2020 Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition of the New Orleans Opera Association. A total of 24 Louisiana students were selected as Finalists and performed in this prestigious competition on October 26. 

    Eleven singers (including Sebastien) were chosen to advance to the second round, where they performed another selection. The judges then deliberated before announcing the winners, and…

    Sebastien Shays was awarded FIRST PLACE MALE! 
    Congratulations Sebastien!
     
    From Left: Lukas Kolb, Nadia Abboud-Joffe, Sebastien Shays, Dr. Beth Rota)