Alissa Rose Named Finalist for The American Prize

MANSFIELD, PA— Alissa Rose, associate professor of Voice at Mansfield University, has been named a finalist for The American Prize for Women in Art Song & Oratorio, 2017-18: The Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award.

The American Prize is a series of non-profit national competitions in the performing arts unique in scope and structure, providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition.

Each year, the best recorded performances by individual artists and ensembles in the U.S. at the professional, community/amateur, college, university, church and school levels are honored. The winners will be announced in the spring.

All but one of the songs used for Rose’s nomination were recorded in concerts here at MU. To see her performances, go to

Peggy Dettwiler, director of Choral Activities at Mansfield, was selected as an Honored Artist of The American Prize in 2016.

The MU Concert Choir won The American Prize in 2011 and was also a finalist in 2015.

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