Three new essays have been posted on the Teaching & Learning site as part of the Core Matters series, which offer richly thoughtful explanations of the role each discipline plays in our University core curriculum. Learn about a discipline you might not yet have pondered: Nicole Leupp Hanig and Mead Hunter discuss Fine Arts 207; Brad Franco explores history; and Stephanie Salomone explains the role of mathematics.
All are invited to a free performance of Angel of the Amazon, a new American opera by Evan Mack, on Saturday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The opera presents the riveting story of Sr. Dorothy Stang and her 2005 martyrdom as she worked to help the poor in the Brazilian rainforest, and features UP faculty member Nicole Hanig in a supporting role. Co-sponsored by performing and fine arts and the Garaventa Center. For ADA accommodations or more information: x7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University recently hosted the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) classical competition for high school and college students from all of Oregon and Southwestern Washington, according to Nicole Hanig, performing and fine arts. UP senior Catherine Jacobs won first place in her division and then won first amongst all college students, earning her a spot in a master class alongside the Portland Opera Young Artists with international tenor Lawrence Brownlee in April, sponsored by Friends of Chamber Music.
Violin-piano team Duo Odéon, formed in 2014 by violinist Hannah Leland and pianist Aimee Fincher, will perform for Music at Midweek on Wednesday, January 24, at 12:30 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall. All are welcome.
Leland and Fincher were completing their doctoral studies at Arizona State University when their mutual passion for twentieth century and contemporary music brought them together. Now they perform, research, and present the music of the American composer George Antheil along with other early twentieth century American composers. Their mission is to bring underperformed, often unpublished, music to new audiences in inviting and unconventional environments.
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Please join performing and fine arts students and faculty for the Lyric Theater Workshop final exam, arguably the only final exam compelling enough to observers to warrant an audience. Students will perform solos from music theater beginning at 4:10 p.m. on Monday Dec. 11. The performance will most likely last an hour. For more information contact Nicole Hanig, performing and fine arts, at x7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baritone Stephen Lancaster will perform on Wednesday September 21, in Mago Hunt Recital Hall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. His performance, part of the Music at Midweek series, is free and open to all.
Lancaster is an associate professor of voice at the University of Notre Dame. He has been featured in venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Chicago Cultural Center, Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Centro Cultural de Belém, Petit Palau de la Música Catalana, and Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall.
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The next Music at Midweek performance will feature baritone Allen Saunders of Northern Arizona University and pianist Jeffrey Peterson of Baylor University performing music by American composers on Wednesday, March 16, at 12:30 p.m., in Hunt Center Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to all.
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The University of Portland hosted the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Cascade Classical Auditions on January 29-30. The annual vocal competition is for high school and college students from Oregon and Southwest Washington, with the largest categories comprising lower college women (freshmen and sophomores) and upper college women (juniors and seniors). The competition attracted 160 students from the NATS Cascade Chapter to the UP campus, and competitors from the University of Portland music program included three first place winners.
- Lower College Women: Maddie Tran, sophomore, first place; Alissa Henderson, freshman, second place
- Upper College Women: Lauren Kulesa, senior and Taylor Kendig, junior, tied for first place; Nicole Benavente, senior: third place
- Upper College Men: Tanis Gonzaga-Guzman, junior, third place
All those listed will continue to the regional round in March, and those who go on from there will compete at the NATS National Convention in Chicago in July.
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