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Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition Winner’s Concert

The annual competition, which highlights the German art songs that figure prominently in vocal recitals at Eastman, was started by alumnus George McWhorter (BM ’57) to honor Jessie Kneisel. Dr. Kneisel taught courses in German, German diction, and German libretti for 45 years beginning in 1931. She also served as Dean of Women. The Jessie Kneisel Prizes in German Lieder are given each year to outstanding singers and collaborative pianists.