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Nordica Memorial Scholarship

2019 Winner Ida Santos
2017 Scholarship Winner, Rachel Shukan
Ida Santos, soprano

Congratulations to soprano Ida Santos, winner of the 2019 Nordica Memorial Scholarship award!

Ida Santos is a Senior Vocal Performance Major at USM School of Music, studying voice with Scott Wheatley, and piano with Tina Davis. She spent several years performing in with local theaters and opera groups in her home town of Concord, NH, before arriving at USM, where Ida has performed several leading roles at USM, including Anne Page (Merry Wives of Windsor), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Norina (Don Pasquale), and Cunegonde (Candide). In 2018 she was selected as a performer at the annual Honors Recital, and was a winner of the 2018 Concerto Competition at USM; In the spring of 2019, she was honored with the prestigious Lillian Nordica Memorial Scholarship, placed 2nd in the Portland Rossini Club Barbara Littlefield Vocal Scholarship, and was awarded the Eleanor Erdman and Diane Nixon Prize for Vocal Excellence. Ida currently lives in Portland, working towards Master’s Degrees in both Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting.


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