Thanks to a gift from distinguished alumna Barbara Rondelli Perry and her husband, Richard R. Perry, the Barbara Rondelli Kansas Statewide Classical Voice Competition is held at Pittsburg State University annually during the spring semester. The competition, which is open to undergraduate singers currently enrolled in Kansas collegiate institutions, is designed to award a significant prize to one winner in each of the categories of soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and baritone/bass.
This event further demonstrates the couple’s dedication to the development of young singers. In 2005, Richard Perry endowed the Barbara Rondelli Voice Scholarship at PSU, which has awarded scholarships to outstanding voice majors in the Department of Music.
The competition is held on the PSU Campus in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.... Read More