2014–2015 Season

Graduate Assistants in Opera

  • Nicholas Aguirre, baritone – Mobile, Alabama – MM, Opera Production/Administration
  • Nicholas Szoeke, tenor – Humble, Texas – MM, Opera Production/Administration
  • Ruirui Ouyang, pianist – Macau, China – DMA, Pianist/Assistant Conductor
  • Matthew Wilson, pianist – Birmingham, Alabama – DMA, Pianist/Assistant Conductor


  • Patience, Gilbert & Sullivan – October 8, 10 and 12, 2014
  • Don Giovanni, MozartMarch 4, 6 and 8, 2015
    with The Huxford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Blake Richardson
  • One Night Only: An Evening of Our Broadway, Pop, and Jazz Favorites – April 7, 2015

Visiting Artist/Instructors

  • James Bobick, baritone, recital and master class
  • Professor William Cotten, “A History of Great Singers,” The Boston Conservatory
  • Matt Davis, UA, acting for singers
  • Laurie Rogers, vocal coach, master class
  • Dr. Maryann Kyle, University of Southern Mississippi, master classes
  • Dr. Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, Birmingham-Southern College, master class
  • Dr. Kristin Kenning, Samford University, recital
  • Matthew von Redlich, stage combat
  • Dr. Susan Williams, UA, yoga for singers
  • Keith Wolfe, General Director, Opera Birmingham, master classes and mock auditions
  • Dr. Ken Wood, tenor, Victorian Song recital, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Christopher Jordan, DMA candidate, movement and dance class
  • Jen Stephenson, DMA candidate, audition class and associate director