The Harrower Summer Workshop Gala Dinner on June 7 was a spectacular event. It was a successful fundraiser benefiting Opera Studies at GSU. The students from the workshop performed alongside the guest artists, Indra Thomas and Morris Robinson. The following weekend the students performed in three operas Falstaff, Der Rosenkavalier and The Marriage of Figaro.
Georgia State University Opera Theater rocked The National Opera Association’s national convention with two impressive achievements in the Collegiate Opera Scene Competition, which was part of the convention. GSU Opera Theater undergraduates Carolyn Balkovetz, soprano and Kirby Eicholtz, tenor won first place in Division I – for artists under 23 years old- with their duet… more »
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Early summer, the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop concluded one of its most exciting seasons in thirty-one years, with productions of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and “VIVA VERDI… and Friends,” a full scenes program. Enrollment was second only to the 30th Anniversary season’s attendance. In addition to Executive Director W. Dwight… more »
During July and August, assistant professor of music history and literature Marie Sumner Lott took a 6-week research trip to Germany for a new project on Romantic operas with Medieval subjects or characters. The trip was generously funded by a Research Initiation Grant from Georgia State. Sumner Lott says she found and used many surviving… more »
Over the summer several School of Music faculty members were busy on the concert stage and in the studio, working on new music and recordings. Stuart Gerber (percussion) and Jan Berry Baker (saxophone), who commissioned and performed 10 new works for saxophone and percussion duo in the spring, recorded three works for saxophone and percussion for… more »
On the heels of a school year that included performances with the Jacksonville Symphony at the American Choral Directors Association southern division conference and Andrea Boccelli at Philips Arena, the Georgia State University Singers are kicking off the 2014 academic year with more special guest appearances.