September 7, 2018 5:30 p.m.End:
September 7, 2018 7 p.m.Location: Sursa Performance Hall
Comfortable on stage, in the concert hall, and in the voice studio and classroom, Troy Castle (bass-baritone) has distinguished himself as a successful performer and pedagogue. In 2017, he was a finalist in the artist division of the National Opera Association’s Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento vocal competition. He was twice a regional runner-up in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Artist Award competition. During his graduate and postgraduate studies, he was the Shenandoah Conservatory soloist competition winner and the recipient of the Grace Levinson and Richard Veale awards. In addition to the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in voice pedagogy from Shenandoah Conservatory, Dr. Castle also holds a master’s degree in voice performance and an undergraduate degree in church music. He is a Level III certified instructor in Somatic Voicework™—The LoVetri Method and has completed post-certification training in pop/rock singing styles. He previously served on the voice faculty of Bob Jones University (Greenville, SC) and is currently appointed as Associate Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University. Learn more about bass-baritone Troy Castle.
Jonathan Edward Mann earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance from Indiana University Bloomington under Karen Shaw and a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under James Tocco. He has held faculty positions at the University of Idaho, State University of New York, Fredonia, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the Brevard Music Center. A Steinway Artist, Dr. Mann has published for Clavier Companion and is founder and managing editor of ArtSongTranspositions.com.
The program includes selected first-person “character songs” and culminates with a rollicking hat tip to a favorite tenor pièce de résistance, highlighting an evening of vocal music that all song lovers and singers (even tenors!) will enjoy. Selections by Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, Verdi, Mendelssohn, Massenet, Finzi, Kohn, Copland, Hundley, and Moore.
Free and open to the public