Graduate Assistants in Opera

  • Scott Santoro, pianist – Ann Arbor, Michigan – DMA, Collaborative Piano/Assistant Conductor
  • Marie Smithwick, mezzo-soprano – La Plata, Maryland – MM, Opera Production/Administration
  • Megan Taylor, soprano – Greeneville, Tennessee – MM, Opera Production/Administration
  • Danquin Xu, pianist – China – DMA, Collaborative Piano/Assistant Conductor
  • Christopher Withrow, baritone – Redding, California – DMA, Opera Production/Technology

Productions  (for videos, click here)

  • Card and Letters: A Celebration of American Opera – September 28-October 1, 2017
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors, Menotti – December 10, 2017
  • Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend, with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra – February 12, 2018
  • Semele, G. F. Handel – February 28-March 4, 2018
  • One Night Only: An Evening of Our Broadway, Pop, and Jazz Favorites – April 3, 2017
  • Scenic Ventures, student-directed scenes – April 8, 2018
  • Druid City Opera Workshop, Final Performance – May 24, 2018

Visiting Artists/Instructors

  • Laurie Rogers, coach and conductor – Opera Saratoga, Dallas Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera
  • Christy Lee, coach and conductor – Mississippi State University
  • Cabel Harris, coach and conductor – Brevard Music Center, Utah Opera
  • Linda Lister, “Yoga for Singers” – University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Susan Williams, soprano – UA; yoga classes for singers
  • William Hudson, tenor, baroque ornamentation coachings – Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Scott McCoy, tenor, master class – The Ohio State University (in collaboration with the Capstone Pedagogy series)
  • Nancy Maria Balach, soprano – University of Mississippi; acting and improvisation workshops
  • Chelsea Reynolds, acting coach – acting for singers
  • Matthew von Redlich – stage combat
  • Keith Wolfe, General Director, Opera Birmingham – master class
  • Alison Hollingsworth, dancer – ballet classes
  • Tom Alsip, stage director, MFA Candidate – UA; stage director