SCRANTON — Abington Heights senior Robert Swift was one of seven high school students named a winner in Bloomsburg University’s 2016 Young Classical Artists’ Competition.
The Clarks Summit resident performed in a public recital Sunday, May 15 in the Sordoni Theatre at WVIA Studios in Pittston.
Robert, the son of Pam and Mary Swift, has been singing for four years in his high school’s Concert Choir and Select Ensemble and has twice been named to the PMEA All-State Chorus. Earlier this spring, he participated in the ACDA All-Eastern Honor Choir. He has performed with the Abington Heights High School Band and Orchestra, and performed in the school’s musicals. Also a member of the Choral Society of NEPA’s Camerata Male Ensemble, Swift will attend Temple University this fall to pursue a major in chemistry and a minor in vocal performance.
The Bloomsburg University Young Classical Artists’ Competition is sponsored annually by the university’s student chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) to recognize the region’s finest high school musicians and their teachers.