On April 29th Samantha performed in the finals of the Dallas Opera Guild competition and was awarded First Prize.
Samantha was named a winner of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
In its 10th and final year, the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts is awarding one-year arts fellowships to mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey among 7 others.
This summer Samantha will be an artist at the Merola Opera Program for it's 60th Anniversary Season and will sing the title role in Rossini's La Cenerentola.
Samantha is a winner of the 2017 Vocal Arts Honors Recital at Juilliard! She will present a recital with pianist Chris Reynolds along with Cody Quattlebaum and Michał Biel in Alice Tully Hall on Saturday March 23, 2017 at 7:30PM.
Samantha was awarded first prize in the Scholarship Division of the National Opera Association’s Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition.