Graduate Assistants in Opera

  • Tracy Chang, pianist – Taipei, Taiwan – DMA, Pianist/Assistant Conductor
  • Ryan Landis, tenor – Rapid City, South Dakota – DMA, Opera Prod./Administration
  • Alana Sealy, soprano – Cary, North Carolina – MM, Opera Production/Administration
  • Matthew Wilson, pianist – Birmingham, Alabama – DMA, Pianist/Assistant Conductor
  • Amir Zaheri, composer – Morehead, Kentucky – DMA, 2012-2014 Resident Composer

Productions

  • Over Dinner, Zaheri (world premiere) – September 12 and 13, 2013
  • Fables and Fairy Tales: Paul Bunyan and Hansel & Gretel (abridged versions) – October 11 and 13, 2013
  • The Consul (Menotti), with The Huxford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Blake Richardson – March 7 and 9, 2014
  • One Night Only: An Evening of Our Broadway, Pop, and Jazz Favorites – April 1, 2014

Visiting Artists/Instructors

  • Stacy Searle Panitch – UA, acting for singers
  • Dr. Linda Lister – University of Nevada Las Vegas, yoga for singers
  • Dr. Dawn Neely – University of West Georgia, master class; acting techniques
  • Dr. James Daugherty – University of Kansas, vocology/voice science lecture (UA Endowed Chair)
  • Dr. Jennifer Bryant – Birmingham-Southern College, Guest Stage Director
  • Dr. Loraine Sims – Louisiana State University; recital and master class
  • Matthew von Redlich – stage combat
  • Cherry Duke – mezzo-soprano; master class and class on social media
  • Ryan Landis, DMA candidate – lecture on vocal health
  • Alana Sealy, MM candidate – class on yoga for singers
  • Jen Stephenson, DMA candidate – lecture on the fach system
  • Christopher Jordan, DMA candidate – movement and dance class