JSU student Tiffany Williams places first in national vocal competition

The Jackson State University Music Department, division of Choral Activities & Vocal Studies, congratulates  soprano vocal performance major Tiffany Williams.

IMG_4364Williams placed first in the National Soloist Award Competition. This competition was sponsored by the 105 Voices of History National Choir. The award had a monetary value of $2,500. The competition was held June 29 in Washington, D.C.

Williams competed against four other finalists at the Washington National Opera Studio.

“Tiffany represented Jackson State University in exemplary form,” says W. Cortez Castilla, Director of Choral Activities and Coordinator of Vocal Studies.

The competition featured a national panel of judges including Steven Gathman, Chorus Master and Head of Music Staff for the Washington National Opera; Stanley Thurston, pianist, composer, conductor of symphonies, operas and choruses; Duane A. Moody, Associate Professor of Music at Berklee College of Music; and Musician 1st Class Casey Elliott, Musical Director of the U.S. Navy Sea Chantlers.



  1. Beverly says:

    Congratulations Tiffany!!!!! May God continue to bless!!

  2. Emerson Davis says:

    Another “Blue Blooded Jacksonian” is number one! The very best to you and have a great future Tiffany.

  3. Joann says:

    I remember when she first came on campus and heard her performed, great voice. She will have a great future in music, always remember your tiger family.

  4. Limon Stepney says:

    Great job tiff… What a beautiful voice, face, and spirit. May God continue to bless you.

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