Posted: 9/21/17

TAMIU Master Performers Series Guest Artist to Perform Musical Favorites Oct. 2


Dr. Corey Trahan Photo
Dr. Corey Trahan  

The popular Master Performers @TAMIU Series returns to Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Monday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) Recital Hall with special guest artist Dr. Corey Trahan, performer, educator and stage director in opera, oratorio, music theatre, operetta and recital venues.

Minimum scholarship donation of $5 per person requested at the door. All students free.

With more than 70 roles in his repertoire, Dr. Trahan is known for his comic timing, versatile voice and onstage charisma. He has been seen and heard internationally in repertoire ranging from operatic classics to modern musical theater.

The evening’s program includes Broadway favorites such as “Night and Day” by Cole Porter, “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” by George Gershwin, “Kansas City” by Richard Rodgers, “Losing My Mind” by Stephen Sondheim, a Disney medley and more.

Dana Crabtree, TAMIU instructor of voice, and Adam Philley, adjunct music professor at Centenary College, will provide accompaniment.

Trahan has performed with numerous orchestras including the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Lake Charles Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Brazos Symphony, Monroe Symphony, at the Jefferson Performing Arts Society in New Orleans and Houston Masterworks.

He has also performed annual recital tours since 2002 funded by the National Endowment for the Arts' Challenge America Grant and the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council where Corey serves as Visiting Artist and member of the organization's resident touring ensembles.

In addition to performing, Trahan has experience teaching on the collegiate level. He completed a two-year assignment as the Biedenharn Endowed Chair in Music at the University of Louisiana where he was Director of Opera Workshop, taught private voice, vocal pedagogy and the history of opera. He was also Chair of Music Theatre at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand for two years. Currently, Corey is an Assistant Professor of Theatre/ Director of Music Theatre at Northwestern State University in Nachitoches, La.

He has a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas, the Master of Music from the University of Houston and the Bachelor of Music from Louisiana State University. 

For more information, contact Elizabeth Jones Rubio, director, Events and Operations for Fine and Performing Arts, at elizabeth.rubio@tamiu.edu or 326.2646 or visit offices in CFPA 111.

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

Additional information is available at www.tamiu.edu.

For a list of upcoming arts events, visit  tamiu.edu/coas/fpa/coe