Rebekah Hill (’19), a vocal music performance major at Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School, tied for second place in the Collegiate Division of the Opera Lancaster Vocal Competition.
Hill has been featured in many of LBC’s music and theatre productions, most recently starring in the college’s first opera production of The Magic Flute, as Marian Paroo in The Music Man and in many other roles. She can be also found performing across many other stages in the Lancaster area as a dancer, actor and singer.
“There are so many talented vocalists in Lancaster right now, and I am honored to be recognized among them!” said Hill of the honor. “I think it is wonderful that our community can encourage those of us studying classical music and am so grateful for the opportunity.”
Hill was quick to note that her music education at Lancaster Bible College has been instrumental in her success as an up-and-coming performer. “Beyond my incredible voice and music professors at Lancaster Bible College, my education has not only grown me as a musician but has instilled a true sense of worth as I pursue this career,” she explained. “To not place in a competition (which has happened many times before) does not define me or my career as a musician. I am called to put in as much work and dedication to my craft that I can, take every opportunity and let the rest go. In a career path with little stability and many unknowns, it is essential for me to remember I am called to something higher, and that my worth is not defined by my accomplishments. I am grateful for my professors and mentors at LBC who speak truth to me and guide me as I navigate this crazy career.”
Both Hill and fellow vocal music performance student Joy Herr (’21), will also travel to Boston, Massachusetts for the second round of a separate competition, the Classical Singer National Vocal Competition, this May. Herr recently starred as the Queen of the Night alongside Hill in The Magic Flute. We’ll be sure to check back and see how they fare!