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The Shoshana Foundation was established in 1986 with the mission of providing funding and career support to young, emerging American opera singers.  The Foundation does not select the recipient, rather participating opera companies and music schools nominate one of their own singers of outstanding promise.  Both current and past recipients are eligible for supplemental grants, when appropriate and subject to approval by the Foundation's Board of Directors.          


Brian Speck
Houston Grand Opera

Brian Zeger
Juilliard Opera Center

Dr. James Gandre
Manhattan School of Music          

Richard Kessler
Mannes College of Music

Roberto Diaz
Curtis Institute of Music
Dan Novak
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Ryan Opera Center

Kim Witman
Wolf Trap Opera Company

Sheri Greenawald
Merola Opera Program
& Adler Fellowship

Franceca Zambello
Washington National Opera 

Brian Zeger
Metropolitan Opera