Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition

2021-2022 Virtual Competition

AND the winners are…

1st Place: Sophia Lucurto, Senior from Chalmette High School. Annelise Cassar Tedesco, teacher.

Sophia Lucurto

2nd Place: Brendan Jones, Senior from Devillier Educational Center. Corliss Smith, teacher.

3rd Place: Aubrey Smith, Sophomore from New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Phyllis Treigle, teacher.

Honorable Mention: Henry Herbert, Senior from New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Phyllis Treigle, teacher.

Notable:

  • Jennifer Zuckerman, Junior from Lakeshore High School. Dr. Alissa Rowe, teacher.
  • Elijah Strain, Sophomore from New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Sarah Jane McMahon, teacher.
  • Brooklyn Burt, Senior from New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Phyllis Treigle, teacher.
  • Marcus Monistere, Junior from New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Phyllis Treigle, teacher.
  • Chantel Collins, Junior from New Orleans Center of the Creative Arts. Phyllis Treigle, teacher.
  • Kolbe Peters, Junior from Brother Martin High School. Dreux Montegut, teacher

The Fall 21 Wood Advancement Grant goes to Madeleine Cucullu.

Congratulations to Madeleine! She competed in 2017 and was awarded Honorable Mention. She is currently a Junior at SUNY Purchase College.

THANK YOU to the 2021-2022 Judges!

DENNIS JESSE, Associate Professor of Voice at Louisiana State University

SAKINAH DAVIS, Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Opera Workshop at Xavier University

JANICE AIKEN, Voice Teacher, affiliated with Shreveport Opera and Centenary College