Whitefish Bay Sophomore Earns National Singing Honors

Emily Pogorelc won a national vocal competition in New York last week, winning $2,000 and national recognition.

Whitefish Bay sophomore Emily Pogorelc won top honors at the Music Teachers National Association Senior Voice Competition last week.

Pogorelc, 15, recently starred in the lead role of Millie in at Whitefish Bay High School. After getting her start with The Bay Players, she has went on to work with the Skylight Theater, Florentine Opera, First Stage Theater and Acacia Theatre. She has been studying voice with Helen Ceci for seven years, and she plans on studying classical voice in college. 

The MTNA Senior Performance Competition took place March 25 during the 2012 MTNA National Conference in New York City. As a national competition winner, Pogorelc received $2,000, provided by the MTNA Foundation Fund and supported by a gift from Jane E. Snow.

The three-tiered MTNA competitions begin at the state level. First-place winners of each state’s competition advance to a division competition. Division winners compete in the national finals.


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