At Steans, the faculty and fellows both strive for excellence. When the fellows leave the institute at the end of the summer, we know they are going on the great things. We follow their careers and support them through every one of their milestones. We were happy to hear that 2005 RSMI alumna Claudia Huckle, a mezzo-soprano from England, recently won the Birgit Nilsson Prize at Plácido Domingo's Operalia competition. Congratulations, Claudia!