Kara Ann McBain (2020) and Carly Wingfield (2019) are two of the three singers from the United States to be accepted. In addition, Wingfield will serve as soprano section leader for the 2024 session.
According to the World Youth Choir website, the choir will tour Germany, Italy and the Netherlands in 2024. They will perform a program with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and a commissioned work by Tan Dun called “Nine – Ode to Compassion.”
“Having an opportunity to make beautiful music and foster profound relationships in this international environment will forever change these singers and those with whom they interact,” said Dr. Cameron LaBarr, Clif and Gail Smart professor in music and director of choral studies. “Carly and Kara will represent the United States and MSU with the utmost professionalism, artistry and skill.”
Both McBain and Wingfield received private voice training from Dr. Carol Chapman, voice area coordinator and professor of voice.