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CURRENT STUDENT SPOTLIGHT                                                                                                 ...
CURRENT STUDENT SPOTLIGHT                                                                                                 ...
MUSIC FACULTY AND STAFF NEWS                                                                                              ...
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  1. 1. MUSIC FACULTY AND STAFF NEWS Notes• Blake Walter, department chair and associate professor of • Julie Dunbar, professor of music education and music history, music, conducted four performances of “The Nutcracker” with Dance Wisconsin in December, 2011. This summer he will serve has been invited to lecture at the Kunstuniversität Graz, Graz Austria, on pedagogical issues related to the writing Spring 2012 Vol. 1, No.2 as Music Director and Conductor for the Madison Savoyard’s of her textbook on women in music. Music students at the production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance in the Kunstuniversität Graz study music performance, musicology, Savoyard’s 50th-annual summer production. music aesthetics, composition, and music ethnology.• n November 2011, Albert Pinsonneault conducted the I • azz and saxophone instructor Daniel Wallach has been J 133-voice Capital Conference High School Honors Choir, held asked to serve on the Isthmus Jazz Festival board, and was at Marshall High School, and in January he conducted the Rock recently named educational director of The Madison Jazz Jam. Valley Honor Choir, a select group of 100 singers from eight In February, Wallach was a clinician and featured soloist at the high schools in southern Wisconsin. He will also be presenting Sun Prairie Jazz Festival, an event that brings together talented workshops this spring at Minnehaha Academy (MN), DeForest high school jazz musicians and top soloists/clinicians from High School (WI), and Waldorf College (IA). around the country. from the Edgewood College Music Department• Bernie Brink, event coordinator /equipment manager and • oice instructor Kathleen Otterson adjudicated at the annual V adjunct jazz piano instructor, announces the publication National Association of Teachers of Singing Fall Auditions of a choral composition entitled “Dirge,” a setting of a at Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI, and served as vocal Shakespearean text by the same name. The work won first solo adjudicator and clinician for the Sauk Prairie Show Choir EDGEWOOD COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT prize in the Donald P. Jenkins Choral Composition Competition Invitational at Sauk Prairie High School in January. On February Inspired by the knowledge that music has the power to elevate the human spirit, the Edgewood College Music at Colorado College and will be premiered there in April. 9, she performed with the Isthmus Vocal Ensemble at the North Central Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Department is committed to developing the whole person in pursuit of musical artistry, and to sharing that artistry• orld drumming and applied percussion instructor Todd W with the greater population. We are dedicated performers, educators, and student-musicians, rooted in Dominican Association, and she will perform solo programs in Duluth, MN Hammes recently received an ASCAP-Plus Award, given values, perfecting our craft within a dynamic liberal arts environment. Through the study of music, we seek to engage in March, and again on April 22 at Edgewood College as part of to classical and jazz composers who are working outside individuals within a community of scholarship and performance, affirming the college’s mission to educate students the “Concerts on Campus” series. large media models. His compositions are receiving national for meaningful personal and professional lives. attention, with recent performances at the University of Arizona • Douglas Jurs, class piano instructor, performed with Present and at the University of Wisconsin. Todd is also busy connecting Music, Milwaukee’s preeminent new music ensemble, on March with public school music programs, having served as guest 3. Jurs also recently founded the Blue Horse Music Festival, artist and featured composer with the Western Wisconsin débuting this June in Woodstock, Vermont. Honors Band, and as Artist in Residence for two weeks at West • Nathan Wysock, guitar instructor, has been selected to ALUMNUS PROFILE Middleton Elementary School. give a performance in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the• ssociate professor of music education and piano Beatriz A guitar program at Eastman School of Music in October, 2012. Joseph Pleuss Aguilar will present “Juguemos a cantar” (Let’s Play to Sing) Other recent activities include a Master Class at Illinois State Former recipient of the Ken and Diane Ballweg Endowed Music Scholarship at the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association 2012 University in October, and solo recitals at Edgewood College in International Convention in Green Lake, Wisconsin in August February and at Lawrence University in early March. Joe Pleuss received his BS in Music from Edgewood in 2004. 2012. Attendees will explore Hispanic songs for young children He currently performs with the San Diego Opera and is applying to that can be used to enhance learning in areas other than music, including body awareness, language arts and math. graduate programs for a DMA in Opera Performance. Your gifts allow us to support students DECIDING TO BECOME me draw heavily on my theater roots. I really enjoy the Giovanni OUR PROUD HISTORY with scholarships and to expand and A MUSIC MAJOR character because of the multifaceted psychological approach improve facilities. For information on supporting Music has always been an needed to tackle this large work. important part of my life. I the Edgewood College Music Department with a financial began playing trumpet in EDGEWOOD EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE HELPED ME IN gift, please call Julie Dunbar at 608-663-3400 or email fourth grade, and played MY CAREER jdunbar@edgewood.edu in my uncle’s jazz club in Edgewood really helped me find myself as a person. College Appleton. Music and theater is a unique place to begin to ask your own questions and find were my primary interests your own opinions on life. Faculty, including Moses Altsech, Julie in high school, so when I got to college, it was natural for me to Dunbar, Blake Walter, and Kathy Otterson, really invested a great head in that direction. I was primarily a trumpet player in high deal of time in developing my potential—not only as a musician, school; however, at Edgewood it was rather obvious to the music but as a person. They were able to give me great experiences Look for videos, photos, and updated news at faculty that I had more potential as a singer. The faculty helped working on a wide variety of repertoire. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Edgewood-College-Music- me make the most important career choice of my life, although I Department/167096343344800 A great testament to the quality of teaching is that five years didn’t know it at the time. after I had attended Edgewood, I was still able to test out of the preliminary classes for both Music History and Music GRAD SCHOOL AND SUMMER PROGRAMS THAT WERE The Sinsinawa Dominicans have been leaders in music Theory for my master’s program. This is pretty remarkable, GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ME education since the formation of the congregation in 1847. especially considering many students, including composition Career highlights thus far included working on the title role in Pictured here are Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters and some majors, weren’t able to pass despite coming directly in from Don Giovanni at Opera in the Ozarks, as well as the roles of of their students in an instrumental ensemble at St. Clara undergraduate programs. The professors at Edgewood do a Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and Frank Maurant from Academy in Benton, WI, c. 1850s. great job of not only teaching you information, but helping you Street Scene. My voice really excels in the music of Mozart, and retain what you have learned. Don Giovanni is definitely a fun role to play. Almaviva was a very special role to me because it was my first opera role, and the Seeking Alumni News for future editions of Notes Frank Maurant role was a wonderful opportunity because it let Please email news to Julie Dunbar at jdunbar@edgewood.edu
  2. 2. CURRENT STUDENT SPOTLIGHT FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: KATHLEEN OTTERSON Brendan Franklin, a graduate of Eisenhower High School, New Kathleen Otterson is an active performer, teacher, and choir director who joined Berlin, Wisconsin, will graduate from Edgewood College with the music faculty at Edgewood College in 1999, after having served on the faculty a degree in music in May 2012. Brendan is a versatile guitarist at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Kathleen’s Edgewood duties include who has embraced a diverse array of musical opportunities at teaching private voice lessons, voice class, vocal pedagogy, and directing the Edgewood, including the guitar ensemble, jazz ensemble and jazz Women’s Choir. Edgewood students have been enriched by Kathleen’s diverse combo. Brendan has also taken opportunities to accompany fellow background and preparation, as well as her extensive performance experience. music students during recitals and has been a featured performer Along with her work in vocal music, Kathleen earned a Bachelor of Music degree with the Edgewood Chamber Orchestra as a recent winner of the in Instrumental Music Education from the UW-Madison, and taught instrumental concerto competition. In an effort to observe music on a more music in Milwaukee and Madison for ten years before returning to the University global level, Brendan was among a group of four music students of Wisconsin to pursue a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance. Principal who traveled to Mexico with Dr. Beatriz Aguilar to learn authentic instructors in the vocal area included Professors Ilona Kombrink, Samuel Jones, Huapango music and to explore immigration issues. Brendan is Robert Fountain, and Karlos Moser. Frequently featured as a soloist by local currently director of guitar lessons at Drums n’ Moore where he and regional ensembles, Kathleen has recently performed with the Oshkosh teaches students of all abilities. Symphony, Oshkosh Chamber Singers, Rockford Bach Festival, Edgewood Chamber Orchestra, Beloit-Janesville Symphony, and the UW-Madison Choral “ e music faculty at Edgewood not Th Union, among others. Her opera credits include principal roles with University only challenged me to become the best Opera and Madison Savoyards and appearances with Madison Opera. Kathleen is an enthusiastic proponent of the art song recital, and performs regularly on musician I could be, but the manner in the Edgewood College Concert Series and the Bayfield, WI “Summer (Mostly) which I was taught allowed me to quickly Thursdays” concert series, where she also serves on the Steering Committee. She is also a core member of the Heartland Singers and the Isthmus Vocal adapt and pick up new ideas and concepts. Ensemble. Along with her work at Edgewood, Kathleen is Music Director at Christ I could not be more appreciative of this Presbyterian Church, where she leads the Chancel Choir and the youth musical ensembles and is responsible for planning Sunday worship and special seasonal well-rounded teaching style and the passion Kathleen Otterson’s Edgewood students are frequent winners of scholarship auditions and the Edgewood Concerto Competition, services. She also maintains a busy private voice studio in her home and is in and dedication of those in the Edgewood frequent demand as a vocal clinician. and alumni from her studio have succeeded in a wide variety of careers. For a related story, see the alumnus profile for Joseph Pleuss, currently a member of the San Diego Opera, Music Department.”  - Brendan Franklin also in this issue.NOTABLE PERFORMANCES ENSEMBLE SPOTLIGHT UPCOMING EVENT OF NOTE84TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT FEATURED RECORD THIRD ANNUAL MADISON BOYCHOIR FESTIVAL CHAMBER SINGERS TO TOUR The Edgewood ChamberCROWDS, LIVE STREAMING The Edgewood College Chamber Singers is proud to announce a Orchestra will featureWith the help of Edward Taylor and David Petroff from Marketing spring tour to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in March, 2012. Along violin virtuoso Isabellaand Communications at Edgewood College, the 84th annual with workshops and other performances, the ensemble will be Lippi in a performanceChristmas concert was available to thousands of viewers via live singing at 5 pm Mass on Saturday March 10 at the Minneapolis of Mendelssohn’s Violinstream. Based on email responses that came from as far away Basilica of St. Mary, and at 10 am Mass on Sunday, March 11 at St. Concerto in E minor onas Mexico City, it was clear that our expanded audience was Olaf Catholic Church, also in Minneapolis. Alumni in the area are April 29 at 2:30 pm indelighted to share in one of Edgewood’s oldest traditions. To further encouraged to attend. Conductor Albert Pinsonneault says “we’re the St. Joseph Chapel.accommodate the increasingly large crowd that still prefers being so proud of the improving artistry of this choir, and thrilled for the Lippi, who has been opportunity to share that with our friends in Minnesota.”here “live,” the department will add a performance on Saturday called “a standout, evennight in 2012. among virtuosos,” began performing in public at the age of ten when she made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has since appeared as guest The third annual Madison Boychoir Festival took place at soloist with orchestras in the United States, Mexico, Europe, Edgewood College on January 14, 2012. The event again drew and the Far East, including the St. Louis Symphony, the over 300 young men from grades 2–12 for a great day of singing Dallas Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, and music education, culminating in a performance for over New Orleans Symphony, the New World Symphony, the 700 members of the Madison community. Cosponsored by the Mexico City Philharmonic, the San Diego Symphony, Edgewood College Music Department and Madison Youth Choirs, Orquesta Sinfonica de Bilbao of Spain, and the the festival’s mission is to promote male choral singing Moscow Symphony. throughout Wisconsin. Virtuoso violinist Isabella Lippi will perform with the EdgewoodThe Edgewood College Concert Band, one of five departmental ensembles to Chamber Orchestra on April 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm in the St. Joseph Chapel.perform in the 84th annual Christmas concert, is shown performing before astanding-room-only crowd on December 2, 2011.
  3. 3. CURRENT STUDENT SPOTLIGHT FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: KATHLEEN OTTERSON Brendan Franklin, a graduate of Eisenhower High School, New Kathleen Otterson is an active performer, teacher, and choir director who joined Berlin, Wisconsin, will graduate from Edgewood College with the music faculty at Edgewood College in 1999, after having served on the faculty a degree in music in May 2012. Brendan is a versatile guitarist at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Kathleen’s Edgewood duties include who has embraced a diverse array of musical opportunities at teaching private voice lessons, voice class, vocal pedagogy, and directing the Edgewood, including the guitar ensemble, jazz ensemble and jazz Women’s Choir. Edgewood students have been enriched by Kathleen’s diverse combo. Brendan has also taken opportunities to accompany fellow background and preparation, as well as her extensive performance experience. music students during recitals and has been a featured performer Along with her work in vocal music, Kathleen earned a Bachelor of Music degree with the Edgewood Chamber Orchestra as a recent winner of the in Instrumental Music Education from the UW-Madison, and taught instrumental concerto competition. In an effort to observe music on a more music in Milwaukee and Madison for ten years before returning to the University global level, Brendan was among a group of four music students of Wisconsin to pursue a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance. Principal who traveled to Mexico with Dr. Beatriz Aguilar to learn authentic instructors in the vocal area included Professors Ilona Kombrink, Samuel Jones, Huapango music and to explore immigration issues. Brendan is Robert Fountain, and Karlos Moser. Frequently featured as a soloist by local currently director of guitar lessons at Drums n’ Moore where he and regional ensembles, Kathleen has recently performed with the Oshkosh teaches students of all abilities. Symphony, Oshkosh Chamber Singers, Rockford Bach Festival, Edgewood Chamber Orchestra, Beloit-Janesville Symphony, and the UW-Madison Choral “ e music faculty at Edgewood not Th Union, among others. Her opera credits include principal roles with University only challenged me to become the best Opera and Madison Savoyards and appearances with Madison Opera. Kathleen is an enthusiastic proponent of the art song recital, and performs regularly on musician I could be, but the manner in the Edgewood College Concert Series and the Bayfield, WI “Summer (Mostly) which I was taught allowed me to quickly Thursdays” concert series, where she also serves on the Steering Committee. She is also a core member of the Heartland Singers and the Isthmus Vocal adapt and pick up new ideas and concepts. Ensemble. Along with her work at Edgewood, Kathleen is Music Director at Christ I could not be more appreciative of this Presbyterian Church, where she leads the Chancel Choir and the youth musical ensembles and is responsible for planning Sunday worship and special seasonal well-rounded teaching style and the passion Kathleen Otterson’s Edgewood students are frequent winners of scholarship auditions and the Edgewood Concerto Competition, services. She also maintains a busy private voice studio in her home and is in and dedication of those in the Edgewood frequent demand as a vocal clinician. and alumni from her studio have succeeded in a wide variety of careers. For a related story, see the alumnus profile for Joseph Pleuss, currently a member of the San Diego Opera, Music Department.”  - Brendan Franklin also in this issue.NOTABLE PERFORMANCES ENSEMBLE SPOTLIGHT UPCOMING EVENT OF NOTE84TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT FEATURED RECORD THIRD ANNUAL MADISON BOYCHOIR FESTIVAL CHAMBER SINGERS TO TOUR The Edgewood ChamberCROWDS, LIVE STREAMING The Edgewood College Chamber Singers is proud to announce a Orchestra will featureWith the help of Edward Taylor and David Petroff from Marketing spring tour to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in March, 2012. Along violin virtuoso Isabellaand Communications at Edgewood College, the 84th annual with workshops and other performances, the ensemble will be Lippi in a performanceChristmas concert was available to thousands of viewers via live singing at 5 pm Mass on Saturday March 10 at the Minneapolis of Mendelssohn’s Violinstream. Based on email responses that came from as far away Basilica of St. Mary, and at 10 am Mass on Sunday, March 11 at St. Concerto in E minor onas Mexico City, it was clear that our expanded audience was Olaf Catholic Church, also in Minneapolis. Alumni in the area are April 29 at 2:30 pm indelighted to share in one of Edgewood’s oldest traditions. To further encouraged to attend. Conductor Albert Pinsonneault says “we’re the St. Joseph Chapel.accommodate the increasingly large crowd that still prefers being so proud of the improving artistry of this choir, and thrilled for the Lippi, who has been opportunity to share that with our friends in Minnesota.”here “live,” the department will add a performance on Saturday called “a standout, evennight in 2012. among virtuosos,” began performing in public at the age of ten when she made her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has since appeared as guest The third annual Madison Boychoir Festival took place at soloist with orchestras in the United States, Mexico, Europe, Edgewood College on January 14, 2012. The event again drew and the Far East, including the St. Louis Symphony, the over 300 young men from grades 2–12 for a great day of singing Dallas Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, and music education, culminating in a performance for over New Orleans Symphony, the New World Symphony, the 700 members of the Madison community. Cosponsored by the Mexico City Philharmonic, the San Diego Symphony, Edgewood College Music Department and Madison Youth Choirs, Orquesta Sinfonica de Bilbao of Spain, and the the festival’s mission is to promote male choral singing Moscow Symphony. throughout Wisconsin. Virtuoso violinist Isabella Lippi will perform with the EdgewoodThe Edgewood College Concert Band, one of five departmental ensembles to Chamber Orchestra on April 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm in the St. Joseph Chapel.perform in the 84th annual Christmas concert, is shown performing before astanding-room-only crowd on December 2, 2011.
  4. 4. MUSIC FACULTY AND STAFF NEWS Notes• Blake Walter, department chair and associate professor of • Julie Dunbar, professor of music education and music history, music, conducted four performances of “The Nutcracker” with Dance Wisconsin in December, 2011. This summer he will serve has been invited to lecture at the Kunstuniversität Graz, Graz Austria, on pedagogical issues related to the writing Spring 2012 Vol. 1, No.2 as Music Director and Conductor for the Madison Savoyard’s of her textbook on women in music. Music students at the production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance in the Kunstuniversität Graz study music performance, musicology, Savoyard’s 50th-annual summer production. music aesthetics, composition, and music ethnology.• n November 2011, Albert Pinsonneault conducted the I • azz and saxophone instructor Daniel Wallach has been J 133-voice Capital Conference High School Honors Choir, held asked to serve on the Isthmus Jazz Festival board, and was at Marshall High School, and in January he conducted the Rock recently named educational director of The Madison Jazz Jam. Valley Honor Choir, a select group of 100 singers from eight In February, Wallach was a clinician and featured soloist at the high schools in southern Wisconsin. He will also be presenting Sun Prairie Jazz Festival, an event that brings together talented workshops this spring at Minnehaha Academy (MN), DeForest high school jazz musicians and top soloists/clinicians from High School (WI), and Waldorf College (IA). around the country. from the Edgewood College Music Department• Bernie Brink, event coordinator /equipment manager and • oice instructor Kathleen Otterson adjudicated at the annual V adjunct jazz piano instructor, announces the publication National Association of Teachers of Singing Fall Auditions of a choral composition entitled “Dirge,” a setting of a at Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI, and served as vocal Shakespearean text by the same name. The work won first solo adjudicator and clinician for the Sauk Prairie Show Choir EDGEWOOD COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT prize in the Donald P. Jenkins Choral Composition Competition Invitational at Sauk Prairie High School in January. On February Inspired by the knowledge that music has the power to elevate the human spirit, the Edgewood College Music at Colorado College and will be premiered there in April. 9, she performed with the Isthmus Vocal Ensemble at the North Central Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Department is committed to developing the whole person in pursuit of musical artistry, and to sharing that artistry• orld drumming and applied percussion instructor Todd W with the greater population. We are dedicated performers, educators, and student-musicians, rooted in Dominican Association, and she will perform solo programs in Duluth, MN Hammes recently received an ASCAP-Plus Award, given values, perfecting our craft within a dynamic liberal arts environment. Through the study of music, we seek to engage in March, and again on April 22 at Edgewood College as part of to classical and jazz composers who are working outside individuals within a community of scholarship and performance, affirming the college’s mission to educate students the “Concerts on Campus” series. large media models. His compositions are receiving national for meaningful personal and professional lives. attention, with recent performances at the University of Arizona • Douglas Jurs, class piano instructor, performed with Present and at the University of Wisconsin. Todd is also busy connecting Music, Milwaukee’s preeminent new music ensemble, on March with public school music programs, having served as guest 3. Jurs also recently founded the Blue Horse Music Festival, artist and featured composer with the Western Wisconsin débuting this June in Woodstock, Vermont. Honors Band, and as Artist in Residence for two weeks at West • Nathan Wysock, guitar instructor, has been selected to ALUMNUS PROFILE Middleton Elementary School. give a performance in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the• ssociate professor of music education and piano Beatriz A guitar program at Eastman School of Music in October, 2012. Joseph Pleuss Aguilar will present “Juguemos a cantar” (Let’s Play to Sing) Other recent activities include a Master Class at Illinois State Former recipient of the Ken and Diane Ballweg Endowed Music Scholarship at the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association 2012 University in October, and solo recitals at Edgewood College in International Convention in Green Lake, Wisconsin in August February and at Lawrence University in early March. Joe Pleuss received his BS in Music from Edgewood in 2004. 2012. Attendees will explore Hispanic songs for young children He currently performs with the San Diego Opera and is applying to that can be used to enhance learning in areas other than music, including body awareness, language arts and math. graduate programs for a DMA in Opera Performance. Your gifts allow us to support students DECIDING TO BECOME me draw heavily on my theater roots. I really enjoy the Giovanni OUR PROUD HISTORY with scholarships and to expand and A MUSIC MAJOR character because of the multifaceted psychological approach improve facilities. For information on supporting Music has always been an needed to tackle this large work. important part of my life. I the Edgewood College Music Department with a financial began playing trumpet in EDGEWOOD EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE HELPED ME IN gift, please call Julie Dunbar at 608-663-3400 or email fourth grade, and played MY CAREER jdunbar@edgewood.edu in my uncle’s jazz club in Edgewood really helped me find myself as a person. College Appleton. Music and theater is a unique place to begin to ask your own questions and find were my primary interests your own opinions on life. Faculty, including Moses Altsech, Julie in high school, so when I got to college, it was natural for me to Dunbar, Blake Walter, and Kathy Otterson, really invested a great head in that direction. I was primarily a trumpet player in high deal of time in developing my potential—not only as a musician, school; however, at Edgewood it was rather obvious to the music but as a person. They were able to give me great experiences Look for videos, photos, and updated news at faculty that I had more potential as a singer. The faculty helped working on a wide variety of repertoire. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Edgewood-College-Music- me make the most important career choice of my life, although I Department/167096343344800 A great testament to the quality of teaching is that five years didn’t know it at the time. after I had attended Edgewood, I was still able to test out of the preliminary classes for both Music History and Music GRAD SCHOOL AND SUMMER PROGRAMS THAT WERE The Sinsinawa Dominicans have been leaders in music Theory for my master’s program. This is pretty remarkable, GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ME education since the formation of the congregation in 1847. especially considering many students, including composition Career highlights thus far included working on the title role in Pictured here are Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters and some majors, weren’t able to pass despite coming directly in from Don Giovanni at Opera in the Ozarks, as well as the roles of of their students in an instrumental ensemble at St. Clara undergraduate programs. The professors at Edgewood do a Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, and Frank Maurant from Academy in Benton, WI, c. 1850s. great job of not only teaching you information, but helping you Street Scene. My voice really excels in the music of Mozart, and retain what you have learned. Don Giovanni is definitely a fun role to play. Almaviva was a very special role to me because it was my first opera role, and the Seeking Alumni News for future editions of Notes Frank Maurant role was a wonderful opportunity because it let Please email news to Julie Dunbar at jdunbar@edgewood.edu

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