Jared Swope has done it again. The senior music student has been selected for another impressive opportunity to work with a renowned musician.
This time, Swope will be taking a two-week all-expense paid trip to Germany to sing for the Weimar Bach Academy on Aug. 9-21. He will perform under the direction of one of the world’s most revered conductors of choral and orchestral music, Helmuth Rilling.
Swope is a double major in music performance, with a vocal performance track, and music education. Last spring, Swope was among 30 young professional choral singers chosen for a prestigious fellowship in New York City to study and perform with the Grammy-nominated Tallis Scholars, a preeminent a cappella vocal ensemble.
He said he plans to pursue professional singing after completing his degrees at Missouri State University.