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Briggs Williamson

Delaplane , VA, USA

Style & Level

High School
Class of 2024

Highlights & Awards

  • Westminster Summer Vocal Institute Musicianship Award 2019
  • US NEW STAR COMPETITION- 2021 1st place and overall Top Performer
  • Gaithersburg Young Arts- 2022 Competition- Honorable Mention
  • Schmidt Competition: Most Promising Award 2022
  • CS MUSIC Summer Online Competition Top Finalist 2022
  • CS MUSIC ALL-STATE Competition Winner 2023
  • RSCM: 2018 and 2019
  • Westminster: High School Vocal Institute 2019, 2020
  • Berklee Summer Intensive: 2021
  • Eastman Classical Studies: 2022


Briggs is a 16 year old bari-tenor and has been formally studying classical voice for the past 7 years. He is currently enrolled as a classical voice major in boarding school at Interlochen Arts Academy, under Director of Choirs, Jason Hallowbard and Dr. Laura Osgood Brown, Briggs’ voice studio director and Head of Operworks. Briggs is a junior, in his 3rd year at Interlochen, currently working on his 5th opera while in attendance, 7th opera in total. He previously attended Shattuck St. Mary’s School as a member of their Vocal Performance Center of Excellence under Director Mr. Pete Schlief, where he also attended boarding school for 3 years to include 2 opera performances with MN Opera’s Project Opera, performed in 3 school musicals, competitions, and local performances and touring.

Early Years:

Briggs was a touring Concert-Choir member of the American Boychoir School, under Director Fernando Ruiz~Malvar, in Princeton, New Jersey, with whom he toured all over the US and China, to include the Beijing Concert Hall, the Metropolitan Museum, and the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall with the Philadelphia Orchestra on numerous occasions, when he was in 5th grade.

Prior to his time with the American Boychoir, Briggs was cast as a Sprite in Verdi’s “Falstaff”, performed by Shakespeare Opera Theatre at age 9. Briggs also performed in 40 shows of “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber”, at Riverside Center, in Fredericksburg, VA, where Briggs was featured singing “Pie Jesus” and performed in 9 other songs alongside the cast at age 10. Additionally, Briggs was cast in the 10th episode of “Vireo”, a made for television opera. Briggs has been a part of the youth and adult choir at his church, Trinity Episcopal, in Upperville, VA , for the past 10 years under the direction of Christian Myers, head of music ministry at Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, Virginia, and continues under the current music minister, Daniel Miller

Repertoire includes, but not limited to:

Ceremony of Carols, Benjamin Britton

Vivaldi’s Gloria

Faure Requiem

Magnificat in D, Pachabal

Non Nobis, Domine

Domine Tu Mihi Lava Pedes

Sure on This Shining Night, Samuel Barber

Slumber On, Dr. Christopher Harris

Duo Dicamus Gratias, Victor C. Johnson

Elegischer Gesang op. 118, Beethoven

O Virtus Sapientiae, Hildegard von Bingen


Gia I’ll sole dal Gange, Tosti

Ideale, Scarlatti

The Call, Ralph Von Williams

Caro Mio Ben, Giordani

As I ever Saw, Peter Warlock

Come Again, Sweet Love, John Dowland

Zueignung, Strauss

Die Forelle, Strauss

Amarilli, Mia Bella, Giulio Cacinni

Silver, John Duke

Come Reggio do sol, Antonio Caldara

Nina, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Lydia, Faure

Per la gloria d'adorarvi, Giovanni Bononcini


-The Gondoliers (MNOpera/Project Opera-7th grade)

-Belongings( MNOpera/Project Opera-8th grade)

-The Little Prince at Interlochen (9th grade)

-Le dernier sorcier, Pauline Viardot (10th grade 1st semester)

-Patience, Gilbert and Sullivan. role: Col. Calverley (second semester of 10th grade)

40 Shows of Andrew Lloyd Weber, Riverside, Fredericksburg, Va, 4th grade (4th grade)

-Sprite in Falstaff (4th grade)

-Emmy award winning tv opera, “Vireo” (5th grade)


Oliver(6th grade),The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee (7th grade), The Adam’s Family (8th grade)