Graduate Assistants in Opera

  • Preston Andrews, bass – Houston, Texas – MM, Opera Production/Administration
  • Jeremey McMillan, pianist – Chelsea, Alabama – DMA, Pianist/Assistant Conductor
  • Ariel McKinney, mezzo-soprano – Birmingham, Alabama – MM, Opera Production/Administratio
  • Sara Selogosky, pianist – San Pedro Sula, Honduras – MM, Pianist/Assistant Conductor
  • Christopher Withrow, baritone – Redding, California – DMA, Opera Production/Technology
  • Paul Wolf, tenor – Doylestown, Pennsylvania – MM, Opera Production/Administration

Productions

  • Freedom and Fire! A Civil War Story, Amir Zaheri and Robin Behn – World Premiere – September 20 and October 2, 2016
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors, Menotti – December 12, 2016
  • Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Nicolai – March 1, 3, and 5, 2017
    with The Huxford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Blake Richardson;
    directed by Susan Williams
  • One Night Only: An Evening of Our Broadway, Pop, and Jazz Favorites – April 4, 2017
  • Scenic Ventures, student-directed scenes – April 9, 2017

Visiting Artists/Instructors

  • Susan Williams, soprano – UA; yoga classes for singers
  • Laurie Rogers, coach and conductor – Opera Saratoga, Dallas Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera
  • Thomas Bagwell, coach – The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Santa Fe Opera
  • Amanda Johnston, coach – University of Mississippi
  • Chelsea Reynolds, actress, MFA candidate – UA; acting classes
  • Matthew von Redlich – stage combat
  • Keith Wolfe, stage director – General Director, Opera Birmingham; master class
  • Kristin Kenning – master class, Samford University
  • Lauren Carlton, actress – MFA candidate, Texas Tech University; UAOT Alum
  • Alison Hollingsworth, dancer – ballet classes
  • Zachary Stolz, actor, MFA candidate – UA; acting classes