The Midwestern State
University Music Department invites the community to several upcoming events
where voices will be in the spotlight.
The first event is a practice
recital for seven students who will be competing in the National Association of
Teachers of Singing Regional Conference and Competition at Texas A&M
University-Commerce Nov. 8-11. The practice recital will be at 3 p.m. Sunday,
Nov. 5, in Akin Auditorium.
The next events will be
presented by tenor Alan Bowers. Bowers is an acclaimed vocal artist who has
performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. His work as singing teacher brought
him into contact with many who performed on opera stages around the world,
including the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Bowers was Phillip Glass’
choice for a role in the U.S. premiere of Satyagraha,
a performance that Time magazine
called the “performance of a decade.” He sang the leading tenor role in San
Francisco Opera’s avant-garde production of Elegy
for Young Lovers. He also has sung leading roles with Virginia Opera,
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cleveland Opera, Kansas City Opera, and the New
Jersey Opera, among others.
Bowers will present a master class
for MSU voice students and the community from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, and a
guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. Both events will be in Akin
All events are free and open
to the public. Contact Dr. Don Maxwell at 940-397-4242 for more information.