What makes art relevant?  How can you take a two-hundred year old art form and make it accessible to a 21st century audience?  How as an artist can you find echoes of your own voice in a score written centuries before your birth?  Well, when you dismantle the artifice of expectation and find the voice […]

On Sunday, February 7, 2016 UNCG DMA student Matthew Reese, countertenor – student of Prof. Robert Bracey – represented the North Carolina District in the Southeast Regional Division of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.  Reese was honored with the encouragement award. This is not Reese’s first victory of the 2015/2016 season. He was also awarded […]

  Donald Hartmann will be singing the role of Monterone in Piedmont Opera‘s upcoming production of “Rigoletto.” Bob Overman will be singing the title role. Both Donald and Bob studied voice with the late Charles Lynam. This will be the first production these two singers have shared the opera stage since singing in a UNCG […]