Graduate Assistants in Opera

  • Cheyna Alexander, mezzo-soprano – Las Vegas, Nevada – MM, Opera Production/Administration
  • Preston Andrews, bass  – Houston, Texas  – MM, Opera Production/Administration
  • Jeremey McMillan, pianist – Chelsea, Alabama – DMA, Pianist/Assistant Conductor
  • John Rogers, baritone –Phenix City, Alabama – MM, Opera Production/Administration
  • Matthew Wilson, pianist – Birmingham, Alabama – DMA, Pianist/Assistant Conductor
  • Paul Wolf, tenor – Doylestown, Pennsylvania – MM, Opera Production/Administration

Productions

  • A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler – October 14, 16 and 18, 2015
  • Street Scene, Kurt Weill – March 2, 4 and 6, 2016
    with The Huxford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Blake Richardson
  • One Night Only: An Evening of Our Broadway, Pop, and Jazz Favorites – April 12, 2016
  • Scenic Ventures, student-directed scenes – April 17, 2016

Visiting Artists/Instructors

  • Chuck Hudson, stage director – master classes
  • Lauren Carlton, actress, UAOT Alumna – “Shakespeare for Singers” workshop
  • Susan Williams, soprano – UA; yoga classes for singers
  • Evan Jones, baritone – Florida State University; recital and master class
  • Marcía Porter, soprano – Florida State University; recital
  • Valerie Trujillo, pianist – Florida State University; recital
  • Linda Lister, soprano, composer, and author – Yoga for Singers
  • Anna Hersey, soprano – Eastern New Mexico University; master class on Scandinavian diction
  • Stacy Searle, actress and director – Aurora University; acting techniques
  • Elizabeth Bernhardt, actress, MFA candidate – UA; acting classes
  • Keith Wolfe, General Director, Opera Birmingham; master class
  • Maryann Kyle, soprano – University of Southern Mississippi; master classes
  • Loralee Songer, soprano – Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; master class