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Faculty Artist Series, October 4

The Malone University Department of Music’s Faculty Artist Series continues with Heather Grovemiller, soprano, and Luke Frazier, piano, Monday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center, located on the Canton campus.  The program is free and open to the public.  A program follows:

Heather Grovemiller is a recent graduate of Malone University, where she earned her B. A. in vocal performance.  She also holds the M. M. in choral conducting from Ohio University.  She currently studies voice with Cynthia Wohlschlager.  Other recent teachers include Dr. Patricia Pease (Ohio University), Dr. Lori Hicks (Ohio University), and Rachel Núñez (Malone University). Miss Grovemiller is a regular chorus member with Opera Cleveland, appearing last spring in Lucia di Lammermoor and just last month in The Pearl Fishers.  She is also active with the Canton Comic Opera, performing in the chorus for The Wizard of Oz, and serving as chorus master for The Rose of Algeria. Aside from performing, Miss Grovemiller is an active voice teacher, working mostly with local high school students, and still enjoys conducting; she is the choir director at the First Presbyterian Church of Minerva.  During the summers she plays French horn with the Canton Concert Band, and spends the rest of her time playing golf and coaching the Malone University women’s golf team.

Luke Frazier maintains an active career as a conductor, pianist and countertenor. After receiving a BM in piano performance from West Virginia University, Mr. Frazier went on to complete an MM in choral conducting at Ohio University. As a conductor, Mr. Frazier is the director of musical activities at Community Lutheran Church in Sterling, VA and associate conductor of the Reston Chorale in Reston, VA. In addition to choral conducting, Mr. Frazier studied orchestral conducting with Grant Cooper, conductor of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and conducted that orchestra in performance. In April 2011 Mr. Frazier will serve as an orchestral conductor for a celebration of the music of Debussy and Ravel at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. As a pianist, Mr. Frazier enjoys playing a wide variety of repertoire both solo and collaboratively. Primary solo piano teachers include Dr. Christine Kefferstan and MTNA president Gail Berenson. Mr. Frazier is frequently engaged as a collaborative pianist for vocalists and instrumentalists alike. Recent collaborative highlights include recitals in the Metropolitan DC area, Athens, OH, Parkersburg, WV and New York, NY. Mr. Frazier's primary vocal instructors include Dr. Patricia Pease of Ohio University, Dr. Lori Hicks and most recently Prof. Martha Randall of the University of Maryland. In addition to solo vocal study Mr. Frazier studied vocal coaching with Metropolitan Opera soprano Maureen McKay and Dr. William Averill of Ohio University. A passionate pedagogue, Mr. Frazier maintains an active schedule as an adjudicator and clinician. Recent engagements include vocal and piano clinics and competitions in Loudoun Co., VA, Boston, MA, Buffalo, NY, Gallipolis, OH, Norfolk, VA and Charlottesville, VA.

Ich folge dir……………………………………….………………Johann Sebastian Bach

Seufzer, Trännen, Kummer, Noth                                                                   (1685-1750)

Ach, ich fühl's (from Die Zauberflöte)……………………….Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 (1756-1791)

La promessa……………………………………………………….……Giacchino Rossini

La pastorella                                                                                                    (1792-1868)

Ariettes Oubliées………………………………………………………….Claude Debussy

1. C'est L'Extase                                                                                             (1862-1918)

2. Il pleure dans mon coeur

3. L'Ombre des Arbres

4. Chevaux de Bois

5. Green

6. Spleen

Prendi, per me sei libero (from L'elisir d'amore)…………………….V. Gaetano Donizetti

(1797-1848)

Isaac Greentree (An Epitaph)………………………………………….. Richard Hundley

Epitaph Of A Young Girl                                                                                    (b.1931)

The Astronomers (An Epitaph)

Ich schwebe………………………………………………………………. Richard Strauss

Kling!                                                                                                              (1864-1949)