Oriana Andrea Lucas with Vocal Program Chair Debra Byrd
The Vocal Program at Musicians Institute is pleased to announce Oriana Andrea Lucas as the winner of the W. Crane Guy Memorial Vocal Scholarship for spring 2015. In winning this prestigious award, the Venezuela native demonstrated overall outstanding musicianship, strong vocal skills and the potential for developing her own unique voice. She describes her musical interest as being in the “pop music or soul music genres.”
Asked why she chose to study in the Vocal Program at MI, Oriana states “ I chose MI because my brother-in-law studied here (and his girlfriend too). They both recommended MI, said it was awesome, that they learned a lot, and that it was an unique experience for them.”
She also shared that while at MI, she will focus on “how to become a professional singer, to improve my weaknesses, to improve all my musical knowledge. I want to enjoy all the advantages not only from teachers, also from students and all the things the institute provides us.”
She adds “My dream, goals and aspirations in this career is become a professional singer, and be an integral musician who can work in the music industry. After MI, I want to become a recognized singer not only for singing but also for the things I create, be an inspirational person for others (like a lot of people are for me).”
Everyone at MI congratulates Oriana on winning this prestigious award that honors the memory and multiple talents of Musicians Institute alumnus W. Crane Guy (class of 2010); and supports the education of a talented vocal student.
Special heartfelt thanks to the family of W. Crane Guy for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which will help to provide students like Oriana with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.
W. Crane Guy