Osbourn Park High School Madrigal Singers on stage

The American Prize has selected the Osbourn Park High School Madrigal Singers as national finalists in the choral performance, high school division. This recognition acknowledges the Osbourn Park Madrigal Singers’ work from 2022 to 2024. They are one of 14 high school choirs selected as finalists and the sole representative from the Commonwealth.

Sophomore Charity Osaro from Osbourn Park High expressed her excitement, stating, “Being recognized at a national level for our hard work is an honor. I feel blessed to continue being a member of this group for another two years and am excited to see what the future holds.”

Comprising 10th to 12th graders chosen through a competitive audition process, the Osbourn Park Madrigal Singers have a rich history. Since the school’s opening in 1975, they have performed twice at the Virginia Music Educators Conference—an esteemed achievement for a school music ensemble in Virginia.

Ruth Osaro, a senior at Osbourn Park, reflected on her experience. “My love for music skyrocketed during freshmen year and stuck with me all the way through my senior year. I discovered passions, made memories, and met people who have turned into family; people I will keep close for a lifetime. With the enormous love and support of Mr. Izzo, the 2024 Osbourn Park High School Madrigals have impacted many in various ways and opened doors for future Madrigals.”

The American Prize, a non-profit national competition in the performing arts, recognizes outstanding recorded performances by individual artists and ensembles across various levels. Each year, The American Prize rewards the best recorded performances by individual artists and ensembles in the United States at the professional, community/amateur, college, university, church and school levels.