GLEN ROCK, NJ - Soprano Caitlin O’Brien of Glen Rock is this year's winner of the Marjorie Vandervoort Vocal Award in the amount of $1200, according to the Ridgewood Choral.
The Ridgewood Choral announced several winners of its annual scholarship program, which to date has awarded more than $48,000 to encourage talented young musicians.
The Marjorie Vandervoort Vocal Award was instituted in 2018 in honor of Marjorie Vandervoort’s 25 years as Music Director.
Caitlin O’Brien is a senior at Glen Rock High School and will be pursuing a double major in Classical Vocal Performance and Music Education in college this fall. For the past four years, she has had the honor to sing with the Bergen County Choir. She also participated in the NJMEA Opera Festival where she was awarded 3rd place in the aria competition. At GRHS, she is a choir officer and has been a member of all three school choirs since freshman year.
At the Heritage Music Festival, she received the Maestro Award for her solo performance of Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum”. She is active in GRHS musical theatre programs and recently played the title role in their production of Cinderella. She also brings her artistic talents to the community as a regular featured soloist with the Glen Rock Pops and the Community Church of Glen Rock.
O’Brien would have performed at the Ridgewood Choral 92nd Anniversary Spring Concert scheduled for Saturday, April 25. The concert has been canceled because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus.