Sunday, August 29, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Our picnic is coming up this Saturday from 2-6 pm. Bring your swimsuits and hiking shoes. Please note: NO ALCOHOL is allowed inside the park. Anyone who has been in Opera Workshop or who wants to be involved in UAB Opera is more than welcome to come! Here's what we have so far: hamburgers, hotdogs, condiments, and kayaks: Hurst-Wajszczuks Chips (2 bags each): Chris Reid, Tyler, Mark Plastic cups and plates: Madi Casserole: Will Soda and/or water (2 liters each): Charles, Shane, Jacob Wooten Desserts: Hillary and Jessica 4 bags hamburger buns: Ryan It looks like we still need: 4 bags hot dog buns Plastic silverware/napkins Maybe another salad and maybe another dessert Anything else I've forgotten Remember there's an entrance fee for the park! It's only a few bucks, but be prepared. Can't wait. Thanks, guys!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Great first meeting today! Thanks for your energy and your interest. As we said, we’ll meet in the choir room next Monday at 3 pm for officer elections, so have your stump speeches ready. We’ll also have our first diction class, starting with a review of IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). I’ll keep it simple and fun. If you want to start selling Avon now, get your forms from Miss Nora. If you can wait till next week, she’ll bring the forms to our meeting. This is a GREAT opportunity—be sure to thank her for her help and generosity! Meanwhile, I’ll contact our possible master clinicians and see what I can line up. Follow my blog at uabopera.blogspot.com, and feel free to comment on posts if you like them or if you have ideas to share. Thanks so much for your enthusiasm. With this kind of excitement, we’ll have a fantastic year!
Friday, August 20, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Faculty Voice Recital with Andrew Adams, pianist Saturday, August 21 at 7pm in the Alys Stephens Center, Birmingham, AL. This all-French recital includes works by Chausson, Debussy, Bizet, Hahn, and Poulenc, and features visual projections to appeal to the visual Francophiles! Bring a friend: admission is free.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Hi folks, Just to clarify: auditions for the fall opera/musical theatre scenes will NOT take place on Sunday, August 15. Those are choir auditions. To be in the scenes, COME TO CLASS during the first week and plan to sing something from memory then. Class meets Tuesday and Thursday in Hulsey Recital Hall from 3:30-5:15. Bring music for the pianist: there will be no unaccompanied auditions. Thanks!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The glorious master classes, workshops, and lessons at Early Music Vancouver's "The Compleat Singer" program are coming to and end. While I'm sad to see these fabulous two weeks drawing to a close, I'm looking forward to sharing experiences from the summer when I return.
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