11 Share Prizes in Vocal Competition
Eleven finalists in the 1998 Loren L. Zachary Society National Vocal Competition shared prizes of $34,950 after auditions at the Luckman Complex at Cal State Los Angeles.
Joohee Choi, a 29-year-old soprano from New Jersey, took the top prize of $10,000; second-place winner was basso Valerian Ruminski, 30, of Philadelphia, who won $7,500. Arizona tenor James Crowley, 28, was awarded a third prize of $5,450. Winner of a round-trip to Europe for auditioning purposes was basso Grant Rainer, 27, of Connecticut.
The remaining finalists each received a cash award of $1,500.