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Wpg Free Press: Student wins Rose Bowl for singing

March 25, 2014 — 

University of Manitoba music student Andrea Lett, a  23-year old lyric soprano, won the Winnipeg Music Festival’s prestigious Rose Bowl Trophy on March 22. Awarded annually since 1924, the trophy is given for best vocal performance in the 24-day festival.

As the article tells it: she began taking singing lessons through the U of M’s Preparatory Studies Division, with her then-teacher Lynne Braun quickly realizing she had discovered a diamond in the rough. Braun urged the young singer to switch to the U of M’s Desautels Faculty of Music, where she began studying with acclaimed Winnipeg-based lyric soprano Monica Huisman.

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