Soprano Jennifer Piazza-Pick and clarinetist Natalie Groom formed a duo, Whistling Hens, which commissions women composers for their ensemble. Learn more about how they formed, their process, and the rewarding, exciting work of these two women in chamber music.
iligent preparation while working as an understudy can lead to invaluable learning opportunities and experiences. The audition went well. The cast list is up. Your eyes scan the list
From his beginnings in South Bend, Indiana, to winning the MONC Auditions, performing on the world’s greatest stages, achieving major success in crossover works, and now serving as a Swanlund Chair at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Nathan Gunn continues to inspire audiences and students worldwide. In this interview, Gunn shares his thoughts on being an artist during a pandemic, his advice to young singers, and his optimism for the future.
Too often text is a secondary consideration when working a new piece into one’s repertoire. To be truly genuine as a performer, however, vocalists should devote the same rigor to text analysis as they do in building their instrument.
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