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We wish to share our passion of music whether as singer, student, musician, or listener

Katelan Bowden – A soprano, Katelan is attending UC Davis, majoring in Vocal Performance.  She sings in a jazz band and plays several instruments. She would like to do her post graduate work at a music conservatory in Italy.  Bowden will use her award to continue her rigorous voice lessons. Her goal is to be a dramatic operatic soprano.

Jake Brown –Jake is a 16 year old baritone and attends Cardinal Newman in Santa Rosa. He looks like an average teenager until he begins to sing.  He will use his award to help pay for the voice lessons he takes five days a week.  He would like to be a profession classical and operatic singer and recently participated in his first singing competition in Chicago.

Nancy Bramlett – A longtime soprano, Nancy returned to singing after raising her children and taking two years to recover from a grave illness.  Her goal is to perform with local opera companies and choral organizations.  A resident of Rocklin, Nancy currently sings with the Placer County Youth Orchestra and works with a string quartet.  The Scholarship Committee felt it was important to support singers who perform in local regional opera, and not only those working towards European opera venues.

Katie Carlson – soprano – A resident of San Francisco, Katie’s goal is to become a lyric soprano/soubrette and perform on opera stages around the world. She would also like to perform as a soloist with symphony orchestras and do crossover performance in standards. Her clear soprano voice on “American the Beautiful” was a highlight of the Mayflower Chorus’ spring concert. This is her second award from the Choral Society. Visit  Katie’s web site at:

Juan Soriano – Juan holds a Bachelor  in communications, from the professional school of "Publicity"in the Private University "Inca Garcilaso de la Vega", Lima-Peru.

A recent immigrant from Lima, Peru, Juan works at a local grocery store near his home in San Rafael and has an intense passion for singing opera.  He is learning to sing with the help of two local vocal teachers. He would like to sing operatic tenor and teach young people the joy of singing.  

Juan is also the recipient of the Joni Chase Award which is presented in memory of the daughter of longtime Mayflower member Juanita Chase to the scholarship winner that displays Joni’s passion and joy of singing.

Ryan Bradford – A baritone from Walnut Creek, Ryan is currently attending the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  His accompanist was ill the morning of the auditions but he chose to come anyway and performed his two songs basically a cappella. His goal is to be an opera singer.  He sang the role of Aeneas in Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” with the American Bach Soloists this summer.  This is Bradford’s second award from the Mayflower Choral Society.