Chamberlin '14 Earns National Recognition at Classical Singer Competition 

Nicole Chamberlin
June 25, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Nicole Diana Chamberlin (Anchorage, Alaska) received national recognition at the Classical Singer Competition in San Antonio, Texas. 

Chamberlin, who graduated from Illinois Wesleyan in May with a bachelor of music in vocal performance, was one of the few singers chosen from 1,500 applicants to advance to the live rounds in both the university classical and musical theater divisions, held May 24-25. She then progressed to the semifinal round for the musical theatre division, and was one out of seven placed in the final round for classical voice. See a video of her performance. 

As a result of her success, Chamberlin was awarded a scholarship to the Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard College in Annadale-on-Hudson, N.Y., and a place in the Tyrolean Opera Program in Austria this summer.

The contest, which is sponsored by the Classical Singer magazine, allows singers to compete and gain auditioning feedback.

          Contact: Danielle Kamp '15, (309) 556-3181,