Faculty Music Recital - Gloria!
Emily Grundstad-Hall, soprano, and Kevin Hampton, piano

When:January 20th, 7:30 p.m.
Where:Fine Arts Auditorium
Admission:free admission, no tickets necessary

About this event:
Armstrong music faculty members Emily Grundstad-Hall, D.M.A, soprano, and Kevin Hampton, D.M.A, piano, collaborate to begin Armstrong's 2012 performance calendar in faculty music recital at 7:30 p.m.

Their program includes classical vocal masterpieces by Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy, Richard Strauss, and Gaetano Donizetti, as well as selections from Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria and the Savannah-premiere performance of Ophelia, a soprano and alto saxophone duet composed by Armstrong's Randall Reese, D.M.A, who will also join Grundstad-Hall to perform his piece.

A newcomer to Armstrong, Grundstad-Hall holds both the master of music and doctorate of musical arts degrees in vocal performance from Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the bachelor of music education degree from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. She is an active performer and can often be heard in recital and oratorio throughout the country.

Recent performances include presenting songs of American composer, Charles Griffes in recital with Austin, Texas pianist, Lynda Oswalt, as well as the soprano solos for Mozart Requiem with the Oklahoma City Ballet.

She has sung many leading opera roles such as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, and Amy in Adamo’s, Little Women.

She can also be found on various musical theater recordings with the company, StageStars Records of New York, NY. With her cast, Grundstad-Hall was nominated for “Best Ensemble Cast” by Innovative Theater Awards for her role as Yum-Yum in the New York City theater, Theatre TenTen’s, production of, The ‘Singapore’ Mikado.

Grundstad-Hall also has associations with the Grammy nominated, Austin, Texas based choir, Conspirare under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale under the direction of Joshua Haberman and has also been a regional finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Free admission, no tickets needed for this event.

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