Department SpotlightWhitworth Music Students Invited to Sing at Richard Miller Master Class
Four Whitworth music students were recently selected to perform at the Richard Miller Master Classa master class taught by internationally renowned music teacher Richard Miller. Juniors Daisy Nau and Lindsay Delmarter, and sophomores Emily Kelleher and Hannah Kimbell submitted audition tapes and were chosen for the class from more than 100 applicants; only 20 applicants were accepted. Each student will prepare two pieces for performance. The class will be held at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore., June 24-27, 2004.
"To have four students chosen for this class is a great honor," says Whitworth adjunct voice instructor Marjory Halvorson. "It is very rare to have more than two students chosen to participate in these selective master classes."
Miller is the Robert W. Wheeler Professor of Music and Director of the Otto B. Schoepfle Vocal Arts Center at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, in Ohio. He has performed as the leading lyric tenor with opera companies in Europe and America and has given extensive oratorio, symphony and recital appearances. He leads master classes in North America and throughout Europe, including 14 years at the International Summer Academy, Mozarteum, Salzburg, and in New Zealand and Australia.
Miller served as graduate instructor of 1993 Whitworth alumnus Frank Hernandez, an award-winning singer who has been described as "...one of opera's most promising young lyric baritones."