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Thomas Wins Met Opera Scholarship
Thomas Wins Met Opera Scholarship
Item IDEgyptian19620403joe.tif
TitleThomas Wins Met Opera Scholarship
AuthorDaily Egyptian
DescriptionJoe Thomas Jr. was notified Monday that he has won a scholarship to study voice at the Metropolitan Opera Company's training school for young singers.
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1962 April 3
Volume43
Issue46
Page(s)1
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Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionUniversity Archives: Daily Egyptian Diversity Articles Index
TranscriptThomas Wins Met Opera Scholarship

Joe Thomas Jr. was notified Monday that he has won a scholarship to study voice at the Metropolitan Opera Company's training school for young singers.
John Gutman, assistant manager of the Met, wrote Marjorie Lawrence, director of the SIU Opera Workshop, that the trustees of the Kathryn Long Opera School had authorized a $200 scholarship for Thomas.
In his letter, Gutman saict that Schick was so impressed with Thomas' voice that he urged the Met training school to give him a scholarship.
Thomas, who was featured as the Ethopian king in the Opera Workshop's recent production of "Aida", recently had a private audition with George Schick, Met conductor, in New York City.
Thomas, until recently was working his way through music school here by doubling as a Carbondale fireman,
Miss Lawrence said that while the amount of the scholarship is relatively small "the amount of recognition for Joe's fine talent is large."
He will study for one year at the school and then will be considered for a contract at the Met or the Zurich opera.



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