The Aging Voice with Frances Wittmann:
A Virtual Workshop
Saturday, October 3 at 10am
Is your singing voice starting to feel uncomfortable? Is your range becoming more limited? Is the sound you’re creating less consistent and reliable? The physical, psychological and emotional aspects of this part of the singer’s journey will be explored along with suggestions and ideas about exercises and practices that can keep the instrument vibrant and in shape.
Co-sponsored by ENY/NATS
To register for this free, virtual workshop, click here.
Choral Director and Students Lead the Creation of a Global Musical Event
When the March concert of the University’s choral ensemble students was canceled, UAlbany Director of Choral Studies Michael Pfitzer began considering an alternative.
He came up with a huge one: a 477-member virtual chorus composed of singers from 45 professional, university and high school choirs in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, performing the oratorio “All of Us” from Considering Matthew Shepard. It will be have its video premiere, hosted by UAlbany, on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. (Viewable here.)
“I wanted to create a valuable learning experience for our performing ensemble students even though we couldn’t share the stage together,” said Pfitzer. He looked to his friends at the Grammy-winning virtuoso choir Conspirare, based in Austin, Texas. (Read more.)
A Shakespearean “choose your own adventure” where the audience decides!
Directed by: Angela Ledtke
Live on Zoom
Episode 1: Project Introduction & Voting (Live)
Thursday, September 17, 8 p.m. Register for Episode 1 via Zoom
Episode 2: The Character Results (Live)
Fri., October 2, 8 p.m. Register for Episode 2 via Zoom
Episode 3: The Mash-up Results (Live)
Fri., October 16, 8 p.m. Register for Episode 3 via Zoom
As a rise in digital theatre intersects with a contentious presidential election year, the Lover & Lunatics audience will be called upon to vote and serve us in our creative journey. In an episodic, Shakespearean “choose your own adventure,” the audience members will become active participants - voting on design and directorial choices to illustrate the power of our collective voice.
Mothman by Maddy Rolon
Postmortem (Or, How to Live After Death) by Ava O'Dea
Directed by: Jacqueline Springfield
November 12-14, 8 p.m., November 14, 15, 2 p.m.
Mothman: Emmie and two of her best friends spend the night in a graveyard in an effort to spot the mysterious creature of legend-- The Mothman; what they find that night is much more than just an urban legend.
Postmortem (Or, How to Live After Death): Winnie discovers that life after death is not the “heavenly” place she imagined it to be-- there’s real work involved, and hard lessons to be learned.
The Music Program’s ensembles perform on campus every semester. Our vocal groups include a large Chorale and the audition-based Chamber Singers. Instrumental ensembles include Orchestra, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Percussion Ensemble. The Marching and Pep Bands play at athletic events. Non-majors and community members are welcome to participate.
Auditions for UAlbany Theatre productions occur three times a year.
See our Theatre Auditions and Production Policy page for additional information.
Faculty are internationally recognized for their compositions, performances, and scholarship. We emphasize issues relevant to music and society such as social media, rock, jazz, and transatlantic cultural exchange. Expertise includes recording practices, multimedia composition, film music, gender studies, world musics, and history of theory. See faculty bios for additional information on publications, recordings, and performances.
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