Second Place: $5000 Kenneth King Foundation Award
Kelly Riordan 25, Mezzo
Kelly Riordan, mezzo-soprano, has been praised for her “exuberant honesty” onstage as well as her “beautiful vibrancy and warmth” of tone. Originally from Chicago, IL, Kelly is currently pursuing her Master’s in vocal performance and pedagogy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In addition to the DLOG Competition, Riordan placed second at the national competition of NATS (Upper College Women) where she was congratulated on her “wonderful storytelling, strong musicianship, and professional and confident performance. Most recently, Kelly has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to study in Vienna, Austria for the 2022/2023 academic year.