Terell Receives Lotte Lenya Emerging Artist Award


Belmont sophomore and musical theatre major Kaylee Terell has been named as an Emerging Artist from the Lotte Lenya Competition. The Competition is coordinated by the Kurt Weill Foundation and judged by Broadway Music Director of Hello Dolly & Carousel, Andy Einhorn, Broadway composer of Thoroughly Modern Millie & Violet Jeanine Tesori, Broadway Director and two time Tony nominee Mark Lamos, Conductor Adam Benzwi and world-renowned Soprano Ute Gfrerer.

Terell had to sing an operatic aria, a piece from Golden Age musical theatre, a theatrical work by Kurt Weill and a contemporary musical theatre piece for her submission. She was awarded the Emerging Artist Award as an encouragement to continue to audition for this competition as none of this year’s finalists were under the age of 23.

The award comes with a $500 prize.