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The Edward M. Murray International Competition of Voice

Sponsored by Bruno Schickel and Amy Dickinson

2024 Winners

Nicole Keeling


First Place

HaYoung Jung


 Second Place

Jamila Drecker-Waxman


Third Place

Callie Meikrantz


Audience Favorite 

Opera Ithaca hosted the eighth annual Edward M. Murray International Competition on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at Ithaca College. The competition recognizes outstanding emerging singers in the operatic field as well as pays homage to the lifetime achievement of the late Maestro Edward M. Murray who served twenty-five years as the director of the Cornell Symphony Orchestra and over twenty years as the music director of the former Ithaca Opera Association.

The panel consisted of Opera Ithaca Ben Robinson, Opera Ithaca's Artistic Director; Miguel Rodriguez, President and Founder of Athlone Artists; and Maria Sensi Sellner, Resonance Works General & Artistic Director and Founder. The audience will also selected their favorite singer.

Opera Ithaca frequently offers artists that enter the competition roles or placement in the Apprentice Artist Program. 


Many thanks to this year's judges!

Ben Robinson
Artistic Director, Opera Ithaca

Miguel Rodriguez
President and Founder, Athlone Artists

Maria Sensi Sellner
Artistic & General Director, Resonance Works


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