Baritone Stephen Lancaster, is honored to be announced as 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.
I was honored and so excited to win the NATSAA (National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards) Central Region competition in St. Louis on March 15, 2014! Brilliant pianist and fellow Notre Dame faculty member Daniel Schlosberg collaborated with me.
On April 1st, 2013, Stephen Lancaster won the Nico Castel International Mastersinger Competition at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall. He was declared the male winner and also received the Audience Favorite Award. Here's a link to the press release, as well as a write-up in the College of Arts and Letters at University of Notre Dame.