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Local Opera Singer Wins Award

An Opera Singer from Cambria County won a Prestigious Award that will lead to some amazing opportunities for him. Shawn Roth is a 2016 Graduate of Richland High School and is a 2020 Graduate of a Music School.

He’s now a “Resident Artist” in the Academy for Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. This Summer, out of about 900 Applicants, he was one of 14 Singers selected for the Music Academy of the West’s Marilyn Horne Song Competition in California. Out of all those people, he won it all! He’ll take home a cash prize — but more importantly — he’ll be put into contact with a Composer who will write a collection of songs just for him.

Shawn said he’s proud to be representing the Johnstown area in this way. See video for comments from Shawn.

He’ll perform those songs composed for him — live in Santa Barbara, California — next Spring.

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