Music alumna recognized by American Prize in Vocal Performance


Zarah Brock (BM ’15), soprano, tied for third place in the 2019 American Prize in Vocal Performance competition for women in opera (college/university division). Also known as the Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards, the prize recognizes the best classically trained vocal performance of the past year based on recordings submitted to the judges.

Brock earned her Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance, lending her voice to VCU Opera productions such as The Merry Widow, The Gondoliers and Die Zauberflöte. She also trained at the Castleton Festival, traveling with the program to perform in La Bohème at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman. Since graduating from VCUarts, Brock received her Master of Music degree in opera performance from the University of Maryland.

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