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11/20/2013

Courtney Houston, a junior at Ottawa High School, was one of 10 singers selected to participate in the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s Ginger Frost High School Honors Artists program.

She is currently studying vocal music with Dr Slyvia Stoner-Hawkins, Director of Opera at Washburn University.

Courtney Houston, a junior at Ottawa High School, was one of 10 singers selected to participate in the Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s Ginger Frost High School Honors Artists program.

She is currently studying vocal music with Dr Slyvia Stoner-Hawkins, Director of Opera at Washburn University.

Houston is a member of the Ottawa High School Chamber Choir, where she sings soprano and plays French horn for the Ottawa High School Band. Last spring, she represented OHS at the State Music Festival, where she received a 1 rating in her vocal solo and her violin solo. She also received a 2 rating for her French horn solo.

Through the Ginger Frost High School Honors Artists program, the Lyric Opera provides opera instruction for high school students chosen to audition by their vocal music teachers. These gifted students receive training in Italian, German, French and English diction, singing technique, acting and audition and stage etiquette. These students also will participate in Master Classes with professional opera singers, including Lyric Opera of Kansas City’s Maestro.

Houston recently participated in a NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) audition at Emporia State University.

She is the daughter of Debra Cooper and Jim Houston.

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