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Wittenberg Voice Professor To Sing At New York’s Famed Carnegie Hall

January 26, 2011  
 Filed in Arts and Culture, Community, Events

Springfield, Ohio – Sharing her love of music both in the classroom and on the stage, Wittenberg University Assistant Professor of Music Jessica McCormack sets a tremendous example for her voice students as she performs throughout the United States, Canada and abroad, including an upcoming residency and performance at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall.

Invited to sing during the Festival Anniversary Chorus performance of the Berlioz Requiem on Sunday, Feb. 13, at Carnegie Hall, McCormack will be in residence from Feb. 8-13 in preparation for the performance, which will be conducted by Robert Spano of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The event is part of the Professional Training Workshops of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall. McCormack was selected after auditioning for the Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus last fall.

Prior to her Carnegie Hall performance, McCormack will present a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at High Street United Methodist Church, 230 E. High St., in Springfield, as part of its “Sanctuary Series.” The recital will feature works for soprano and trumpet by Bach, Handel, Zelenka, Bernstein and Kidd. She will be accompanied by her husband Edward Phillips, trumpet, and Wittenberg staff pianist Diana Slagle of London, Ohio.

The performance is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken to assist with supporting the series.

McCormack earned her bachelor of music at the University of Toronto, her master’s of music at Southern Methodist University and her D.M.A. in vocal performance at the University of North Texas. Her studies and performances have taken her to Austria, France, Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic, where she was a guest master class clinician at the Janáček Conservatory in Brno. In 2009, she joined the Wittenberg faculty where she teaches applied voice and directs the Wittenberg Opera Workshop Ensemble.

Written By: Phyllis Eberts

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