Posted: 3/05/15

TAMIU Voice Studio Recital Tonight



Kick off Spring Break by taking in an inspiring performance by talented singers at the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Voice Studio Midterm Recital Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 pm in the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The recital will be performed by students in the TAMIU College of Arts and Sciences’ department of Fine and Performing Arts Applied Voice Studio taught by Dana Crabtree, instructor of music and voice, and Dr. Suzanne Ramo-Gechter, adjunct instructor of music and voice.

Accompanist for the program will be Dr. Colin Campbell, TAMIU assistant professor of music and organ, and University and collaborative pianist.

“The Voice Studio Midterm is an opportunity for our applied voice students, many who are music majors with voice as their principal instrument, to showcase some of their semester repertoire to the public. Each of the students will perform one of their semester pieces, creating a varied program of art songs and opera/oratorio arias in a variety of languages. What’s also exciting is that several of them are preparing to sing in an upcoming competition in San Antonio, sponsored by the South Texas Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing,” explained Crabtree.

“This performance opportunity is great practice for those students. We are so proud of their work,” added Crabtree.

According to Crabtree, the students have been enrolling in applied lessons every semester honing their skills and working steadily toward the goal of presenting an entire hour-long solo recital—one of their final degree requirements.

“We want to encourage the Laredo and TAMIU communities to come out and hear what talented students we have in our voice program. This is the next generation of opera and musical theater singers and music educators and many of them are from Laredo. This is something to celebrate!” added Crabtree.

For a list of upcoming arts events, visit tamiu.edu/coas/fpa/coe or call 326.ARTS (3787).

For more information, contact Crabtree at dcrabtree@tamiu.edu, 326.3040 or visit offices in CFPA 233A.

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University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. 

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