Singer takes home regional award
Forest Groves Rebecca Yakos wins Classical Singers high school division
Rebecca Yakos started begging her parents to let her join the Pacific Youth Choir when she was in kindergarten.
Shes been singing with the choir ever since, taking voice lessons since middle school and performing on stage when she gets the chance.
Yakos recently won the classical music high school division at the Classical Singers regional competition. In May, shell travel to San Antonio for the finals, where she hopes to meet college scouts. Winners in San Antonio take home money and scholarships.
A junior at Forest Grove High School, Yakos is starting her college search already, and has had her eye on the Boston Conservatory.
I was so excited I tripped, Yakos said of when she first heard shed won the competition. I really, really wanted it. The hard work paid off.
Now that Yakos is focusing on classical music after her younger years of pop, Ive realized its what I really love, she said. Theres so much technique, but when you see it on stage its supposed to look like its no big deal.
Yakos is currently in FGHSs production of the Pirates of Penzance and will be performing in the Young Artists Debut Concert at Portlands Newmark Theatre in April, where shell sing a duet from La Traviata with the Classical Singers competitions runner-up and her friend, Trevor Dunn.Add a comment