Smith-Cotton’s Dailey Accepts Music Scholarship at NW Missouri
Smith-Cotton High School senior Olivia Dailey has accepted a scholarship to perform in the vocal music department at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.
Dailey, the niece of Kelly and Brett Hieronymus, has been active in vocal music and theatre throughout her S-C career. She was selected for the All-District Choir in 2017 and 2018, and received a 1 rating at the District Solo Contest in 2017 and 2018, as well as a 1 rating at the State Solo Contest in 2017. She has been the Alto section leader for varsity choir during her senior year and was awarded Best Female Stage Presence at the FAME Branson show choir competition in April. She also has been active with S-C’s JROTC program and Student Council, and carries a 3.7 grade-point average.
S-C Director of Vocal Music Anna Wooderson said, “Olivia is a bright and talented vocal music student who has participated in Broadway Velocity, A Cappella Choir and New Score Singers. She is a performance leader in each ensemble, participating in several ensembles at MSHSAA District and State Festivals. She has become a strong leader displaying commitment, responsibility and team camaraderie. Olivia has made me a very proud teacher and director."
Dr. Brian Lanier, professor of Music at Northwest Missouri State, said Dailey likely would be active with the university’s Madraliers and Celebration Show Choir, as well as the University Chorale. There also is the Tower Choir, an auditioned concert choir.
“Olivia exhibits extraordinary talent,” Lanier said. “She is charming, personable and is a wonderful singer. She has great musical instincts and I think that she will add a great deal of maturity and musicianship to our program.”
In the top photo: Olivia Dailey, a Smith-Cotton High School senior, has accepted a scholarship to perform in the vocal music department at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. Seated with her are her uncle, Brett Hieronymus, and aunt, Kelly Hieronymus; back, from left: S-C Principal Wade Norton, S-C Director of Vocal Music Anna Wooderson, Northwest Missouri State Professor of Music Dr. Brian Lanier, and S-C Activities Director Rob Davis.
In the bottom photo: Olivia Dailey performs the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah at the conclusion of the Smith-Cotton High School Winter Vocal Music Concert in December 2018 in the Heckart Performing Arts Center.