UMKC Conservatory Vocal Alum Chris Carr Wins Igor Gorin Memorial Award


The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to announce that Chris Carr (MM, vocal performance, 2012) is the the 2014 recipient of the Igor Gorin Memorial Award. Carr is the baritone studio artist at Arizona Opera for the 2013-2014 season, attended Simpson College, and studied with renowned UMKC Conservatory tenor Vinson Cole. Carr was a district winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in both 2011 and 2012 and is a 2013 alumnus of the San Francisco Opera Center Merola Program. He will be using the award to support his next audition season as he moves from young artist to professional work.

The Igor Gorin Memorial Award was established in 1987 by Mary Gorin as a fitting way to honor the memory of her husband, Igor Gorin, a world-renowned opera singer.


For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949