January 7, 2010 – Student members of the UA Opera Theatre, Jennifer Bryant, Jeanette Fontaine, Amy Todhunter, Jordan Lawson, and Perry Harper performed at the finals of the National Opera Association Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition, Atlanta Georgia.
January 14, 2010 – Faculty Recital: Dr. Susan Fleming, mezzo-soprano and Kevin Chance, piano; works of Poulenc, Wilson, Heggie, and Sondheim. 7:30 pm, Concert Hall.
January 21, 2010 – University Singers: Featured choir at the American Music Educators Association Conference. John Ratledge, conductor. 8:30 pm, Concert Hall.
January 24, 2010 – Junior Recital: Jarrod Demming, bass-baritone; with Kevin Chance, piano and Julie Franklin, viola. Works by Finzi, Schumann, Presser, Hahn, Puccini, and Strouse. 6:00 pm, Recital Hall.
January 26, 2010 – Faculty Recital: Osiris Molina, clarinet and Dr. Jennifer Cowgill, soprano, and Kevin Chance, pianist. Works include “Ariel” for soprano and clarinet by Ned Rorem with text by Sylvia Plath. 7:30 pm, Recital Hall.
January 29, 2010 – The University of Alabama Church Music Conference: “Lift Up Our Voices and Instruments in Song: A Progressive Concert featuring UA Music Faculty and University Singers;” Featured vocalists include: Dr. Stephen Cary, tenor; Dr. Jennifer Cowgill, soprano; Dr. Susan Fleming, mezzo-soprano; Prof. Paul Houghtaling, bass-baritone; and Professor Doff Procter, baritone. Works by Handel, Haydn, Bach, Vaughan Williams, Langlais, and O’Hara. 7:30 pm, Recital Hall and Concert Hall.
January 31, 2010 – DMA Lecture: William Martin; “To vibrate or not to vibrate: Straight tone as an expressive device in musical theatre singing.” 8:00 pm, Recital Hall.
February 7, 2010 – Video presentation: The voice area presents a showing of the film The Audition produced by the Metropolitan Opera in 2007. 3:00 pm, Recital Hall.
February 18, 2010 – University Singers: Schubert’s Mass in G; with guest conductor, Professor Juong and featured student soloists. 7:30 pm, Concert Hall.
February 21, 2010 – Junior Recital: Amy Hill, soprano and Laura Ashley Missildine, mezzo-soprano. Works of Barber, Bellini, Ravel, Wolf, Bernstein and Mozart. 2:00 pm, Recital Hall.
March 5, 6, 7, 2010 – The University of Alabama Opera Theatre: The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan, Paul Houghtaling, Director. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults, $10; students: $5. Limited Seating. Early arrival suggested. For tickets, call the School of Music Box Office at 205-348-7111. For further show information, call 205-348-3396. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 3:00 pm. Choral Opera Room.
March 9, 2010 – Recital: University of Alabama Opera Theatre. “Terrific Tuesday” Concert Series at Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa. 1:15 pm, Alabama Power Recital Hall at Shelton State.
March 9, 2010 – Presentation: College of Education’s Research on Teaching in the Disciplines Forum Series; “Learning Mathematical Concepts Through Opera: An Instructional Strategy for Four and Five Year-Olds;” Professor Paul Houghtaling talks about his research with “Opera and Pre-K.” Noon, College of Education Dean’s Conference Room, University of Alabama.
March 9, 2010 – University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble: A concert of works by Endowed Chair Composer-in-Residence Peter Westergaard, featuring Paul Houghtaling, bass-baritone, and Dawn Neely, soprano. 7:30 pm, Concert Hall.
March 11, 2010 – University of Alabama Endowed Chair series, video presentation of Peter Westergaard’s opera Alice in Wonderland preceded by a talk by the composer. Time and location TBA.
March 2010 – Professor Doff Procter, Instructor in Voice, will lead the Alabama Boychoir and the Alabama Girls Chorus of the Alabama Choir School in a concert tour of Italy, and will lead these ensembles in performances in Chicago in May.
March 30, 2010 – Senior Recital: Megan Newman, soprano. 5:30 pm, Recital Hall.
April 15, 2010 – Senior Recital: Kimberly Cockrell and Casey Brasher, sopranos; Works by Bach, Mozart, Wolf, R. Strauss, Hundley, and others. 7:30 pm, Recital Hall.
April 16, 2010 – Junior Recital: Zacchaeus Kimbrell, tenor and Leslie Procter, mezzo-soprano; Works by Bach, Scarlatti, Cavalli, Schumann, R. Strauss, Gounod, Auber, Duke, Bucchino, and others. 5:30 pm, Recital Hall.
April 17, 2010 – Graduate Recital: Sara Hughes Shipp, mezzo-soprano; Works by Vivaldi, Hahn, Schumann and Hundley. 12:00 p.m., Recital Hall.
April 17, 2010 – Senior Recital: Tara Cochran, soprano. Works by Debussy, R. Strauss, Rossini, Hundley and Copland. 5:30 pm, Recital Hall.
April 18, 2010 – Senior Recital: Jordan Lawson, tenor; Works by Bach, Mozart, Lortzing, Honegger, Finzi, and others. 2:00 pm, Recital Hall.
April 18, 2010 – Senior Recital: Brian Skoog, tenor; Works by Bach, Mozart, Le?har, Ravel, and others. 6:00 pm, Recital Hall.
April 19, 2010 – University Singers: Duruflé Requiem and Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb; John Ratledge, conductor and featured soloists. 7:30 pm, Concert Hall.
April 22, 2010 – University Chorus and Alabama Symphonic Band: Marvin Latimer and Randall Coleman, conductors. 7:30 pm, Concert Hall.