We are pleased to announce that acclaimed voice teacher and vocal pedagogue, Sherman Lowe, has joined us as a prize-giver. His dedication to ensuring the development of classical singers is well-known, and this will be a coveted prize and opportunity for ASC contestants.

Voice teacher and vocal pedagogue, SHERMAN LOWE is one of the most sought after experts of operatic singing in Europe.  Scholar and voice researcher by nature, he received a grant from the renowned Fulbright Foundation to research and study singing techniques in Italy.

He is a frequent lecturer at voice conferences and is often invited to hold masterclasses both privately as well as for important institutions, including Maggio Musicale di Firenze, Teatro Communale di Bologna, la Fenice di Venezia, Opernhaus Zurich, Geneva, Hamburg, Barcelona, Budapest, Cluj, Ticino Festival in Lugano. University of Bologna, l’Accademia della Voce di Torino, Junges Ensemble at Theater an der Wien in Vienna and the students of the Accademia del Bel Canto “Rodolfo Celletti” Festival della Valle D’Itria in Martina Franca.

Mr Lowe lives and teaches privately in Italy. His studio is an international melting pot of singers from every corner of the globe,  who regulary win prizes in the most prestigious voice competitions and perform leading roles in most of the world’s leading opera houses.

Mr. Lowe is a graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts,  University of North Carolina in the United States.  He completed his formal education at Accademia Chigiana in Siena and the Hochschule Mozarteum in Salzburg. He studied with some on the finest teachers in New York, including Daniel Ferro, Armen Boyajian, Shirlee Emons, Leyna Gabriele and Randolph Mickelson and prepared roles in Europe with Walter Berry, Hans Hotter, Simon Estes, Kim Borg, Licia Albanese, Graham Johnson and Geoffrey Parsons.