First-Year singers merge their passions in our select Kammarkör Ensemble

February 16, 2016

Aubrey Lyon and Rami Halabi, both music majors, describe what the year has been like in our select mixed choir for first-year students.

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Augustana College Singer-Actors and Actor-Singers welcome Jay Cranford to the faculty in Music Theater

December 18, 2015

Jay Cranford joined the Augustana College faculty this term after years as a professional performer and director in Musical Theater.  His illustrious career has prepared him to help establish a musical theater curriculum on campus and enhance the performance and learning opportunities for all those interested in Musical Theater.  Welcome, Jay!

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A “Place at the Table” for All Kinds of Singers- Part 2

December 5, 2015

Hear Dan Walls, senior Music Education major, discuss the benefits of ensemble singing and private voice lessons.

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A “Place at the Table” for All Kinds of Singers- Part 1

November 6, 2015

Zoe Robb, a junior Geography major/Music minor, came to Augustana College from Boulder, CO in order to balance her love of music and singing with her love of pole vaulting.  Hear how she is testing her skills by researching, arranging, singing, and performing pop and folk tunes in the local coffee house music scene.  

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Webster Competition Weekend—Opera, Recitals, and More!

October 29, 2015

October 23-25, 2015 found singers and professors in the Voice Area at Augustana College busy in masterclasses, recitals, and competition.  Hear from Dr. Michelle Crouch, the Director of Opera@Augustana, as she shares what it was like to work with our guest artist and competition judge, Emily Martin-Moberly, on scenes from Dido and Aneas, the Fall term opera production.  

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Voice Type Identity–How one Senior Discovered the Power of Falsetto

October 8, 2015

John Whitson performs a half recital this Saturday, October 10, entirely using his falsetto register.  Listen to how he describes this adventure into Falsettist or Countertenor territory.

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Welcome, Dr. Aaron Humble! Choir and Voice are on the Same Page at Augustana College

September 23, 2015

Dr. Aaron Humble has joined us in the Voice and Choral faculty after ten years singing with the internationally acclaimed men's ensemble, Cantus.  We are excited for him to share his expertise with all of our students, music majors and non-majors.

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Opera AND Popular Music? One Student’s Path to Vocal Freedom

May 21, 2015

Sophomore, Ellenelle Gilliam, comments on her experiences preparing a role in our spring opera, "Ernest Worthing", and popular music selections for Cabaret Night and masterclasses.

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Language Diction Class gets into the Podcast Scene

May 8, 2015

Students in the second term of language diction study were asked to put their understanding of French diction to the test in a competitive podcast project. Submissions ranged from videos of "Super Schwa", a diction super hero saving the day, to interviews and broadcasts about special french pronunciation issues. After nominations and final voting, John Whitson, a Music Education major and Composition minor, emerged as the winner.  Listen to his interview with resident French expert, Dr. Michelle Crouch.

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The Best of Both Worlds– Music Education and Vocal Performance

April 28, 2015

Hear senior Music Education and Vocal Performance Major, Brian Jozwiak, speak about his experience combining majors on campus.

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