Kevin Sievert, a junior at Silver Lake College studying vocal performance and pedagogy, has been nominated for the Irene Ryan Scholarship Competition.
He was nominated by a member of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival who attended a performance of UW-Manitowoc's "Dog Sees God," in which Sievert played the role of Beethoven.
The Irene Ryan Scholarships provide recognition, honor and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education. If Sievert chooses to participate he will compete against students from Great Lakes Region 3 from the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana at the regional festival in Milwaukee in January.
The Irene Ryan Scholarship Competition is highly competitive, and nominees must prepare a scholarship audition. If they advance to the final round they will have six minutes to perform two contrasting scenes and a monologue. Regional winners earn a $500 scholarship and will travel to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in April to compete for a $2,500 award.
Sievert is a Roncalli High School graduate who has also performed in “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Evil Dead: The Musical” and “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.”