Alanna Keenan, voice master class and recital

When:September 17th; 2 p.m. / 7:30 p.m.
Where:Fine Arts Auditorium
Admission:free admission, no tickets necessary

About this event:
AMT presents guest artist, soprano Alanna Keenan, D.M.A., assistant professor of voice at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, in masterclass and music recital in Fine Arts Auditorium.

In the afternoon, Keenan will instruct several Armstrong voice students in a free and open-to-the-public masterclass. Then, for the night-cap, she will join fellow soprano AMT assistant professor of voice Emily Grundstad-Hall, D.M.A., for a recital of duets and art songs, accompanied by AMT’s newest faculty member, Benjamin Warsaw, D.M.A, piano.

“It is always a great honor to bring experts in the field of singing to our campus. Armstrong voice majors will benefit greatly from this experience with Alanna as she is a wonderful singer, fabulous voice teacher and experienced performer” says Grundstad-Hall. “I believe it is important to expose my students to as many perspectives as possible, and having the opportunity to bring in a clinician such as Alanna is a perfect example of this.”

As a singer, Keenan is an active performer both in recital and opera. Her roles include Mother Marie (Dialogue of the Carmelites), Mrs. McClean (Susannah), Cathleen (Riders to the Sea), Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro) and the title role in Carmen.

Keenan has also spent a summer working as an apprentice artist with Des Moines Metro Opera. Oratorio credits include Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Fauré’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Schubert’s Mass in G.

As a soloist, Keenan has recently appeared with the Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra and choir of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, PA. Recent recitals venues include Wheeling, West Virginia, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Steubenville, Ohio.

Keenan holds the bachelor of music in vocal performance degree from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. She earned the master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees in vocal performance with a minor in musicology from Louisiana State University.

2 p.m. voice masterclass - Fine Arts Auditorium
7:30 p.m. voice recital - Fine Arts Auditorium

Both events are open to the public. Free admission, no tickets needed for either event.

Call 912.344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information.