The Master Class phenomenon is a “thing” in the classical music world. In its best incarnation, an experienced and acclaimed artist works publicly with a young musician, and the assembled audience gets to peek behind the curtain and learn something about how a successful performance is constructed. And when handled with respect for both the process and the young artist, it results in growth for everyone in the room.
And thanks to Michelle DeYoung’s artistry and her fabulous goodwill toward our singers, we hit the mark in today’s class.
2015 Artist in Residence Master Class with Michelle DeYoung
June 21, 2015
Song to the Moon (Rusalka) – Nicolette Book, soprano
Cruda sorte (L’italiana in Algeri) – Nadia Fayad, mezzo-soprano
O du mein holder Abendstern (Tannhäuser) – Brandon Bell, bass-baritone
Fire Aria (L’enfant et les sortiléges) – Annalise Dzwonczyk, soprano
Nacht (Berg’s Seven Early Songs) – Ian Koziara, tenor
With pianists Edward Kim and Peter Walsh
*Check out the Twitter for some fun “overheard in master class” quotes. :)