Mark Diamond, baritone.

Mark Diamond, baritone.

Congratulations to Mark Diamond on being named the winner of a Sara Tucker Study Grant yesterday morning (April 12), carrying with it a $5,000 cash prize. The award came after two days of auditions by some of America’s finest young opera singers in New York City. Diamond is currently in the Houston Grand Opera‘s young artist program, one of the best programs in the world. Last year, he took first place in the Houston Grand Opera‘s 23rd Annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers.

Diamond participated in CCM’s Master of Music program in vocal performance, where he studied with William McGraw.

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation’s Sara Tucker Study Grants are awarded to singers making the transition from student to professional singer, who are generally younger than 30 years old. Winners of these awards often go on to successful careers in opera, singing on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, La Scala in Milan and Covent Garden in London. You can learn more about the Richard Tucker Music Foundation here.

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