nats-october-2016In addition to opera productions and choral concerts, the voice area offers master classes on topics such as alignment and mapping, and learning style technique. In these classes students have the opportunity to sing for renowned opera singers, conductors, and teachers from across the country. Past master class presenters have included:

  • Renée Fleming, soprano
  • Thomas Hampson, baritone
  • Dina Kuznetsova, soprano
  • Elinore Morin, internationally certified Alexander Technique instructor
  • Alexis Cole, jazz singer
  • Christine Brandes, soprano
  • Lester Lynch, baritone
  • Lawrence Brownlee, tenor
  • JoAnn Kulesza, Peabody Conservatory
  • Georgine Resick , soprano, University of Notre Dame
  • Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano

UA voice students have also participated and succeeded in many competitions all over Ohio and the Midwest such as:

  • Buckeye NATS Competition
  • Great Lakes Regional NATS Competition
  • Tuesday Musical Competition
  • Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition
  • Classical Singer Competition