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Malone University alumna Laurel Weir wins Schloss Mirabel Competition in Salzburg, Austria

July 26, 2013 | Release # 6672

Malone University 2012 alumna Laurel Weir recently won the Schloss Mirabel Competition in Salzburg, Austria, where she is studying opera at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Ms. Weir is a soprano and studied under the tutelage of Cynthia Wohlschlager while a student at Malone University. She was named Outstanding Senior in Music at Malone.

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Winners of the Schloss Mirabell Competition will recital in Marble Hall in the Mirabell Palace on August 8th.

Ms. Weir commented, "I was thrilled to hear that I was one of the winners. There is so much culture and music history in Europe, specifically in Salzburg, that I am honored to be able to perform in a recital in Marble Hall. I have seen four countries this summer (Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands & Austria) and have learned so much about people and other cultures. But most importantly, I have learned how important it is to give thanks to God in every circumstance."

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 


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