Jim Schubin ’11 is one of 14 exceptionally talented young singer-actors selected as finalists for the 2014 Lotte Lenya Competition, held annually by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music.
They will compete for prizes of $15,000, $10,000, and $7,500 on Saturday, April 12, in Rochester, New York. The judges include two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye.
The Lenya Competition is an international theater singing contest that recognizes talented young singer-actors, ages 19–32, who are dramatically and musically convincing in a wide range of repertoire, and that emphasizes the acting of songs and arias within a dramatic context. A short documentary produced in 2013, Singing the Story: The Lotte Lenya Competition, explores the unique nature of the competition.
The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc. is dedicated to promoting understanding of the life and works of composer Kurt Weill (1900–1950) and preserving the legacies of Weill and his wife, actress-singer Lotte Lenya (1898–1981). The Foundation administers the Weill-Lenya Research Center, a Grant Program, the Kurt Weill Book Prize, and the Lotte Lenya Competition, and publishes the Kurt Weill Edition and the Kurt Weill Newsletter.