Pianist, song arranger & music director
On October 6th, Nathan and I sent the Krannert Center its 50th Birthday present: a concert celebrating everything about the University of Illinois that we have been so lucky to be a part of as students, faculty, and performers.
Alongside current students, alumni, faculty, emerging artists and seasoned professionals, we shared some Broadway heritage, from Street Scene and Carousel to Fun Home and Parade. We did this not just for the beautiful music, but to showcase some of the incredible talent of the new generation of young musicians.
This premiere project is available in varied forms to young artist programs all over the country. If you want to share in this celebration, we’d love to hear from you.
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Join us Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30pm in the Tryon Festival Theatre for our semester presentations of Lyric Studio and Lyric Scenes. Taught by Sarah Wigley and Michael Tilley, Lyric Studio presents “Tin Pan Alley and Bel Canto Opera” featuring scenes from the beloved musicals of the 1920’s and 30s and bel canto opera favorites. Directly following will be Lyric Scenes, music directed by Dr. Julie Gunn. Lyric Scenes will present an evening of opera scenes ranging from Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites to Rossini’s Barber of Seville and will culminate in a performance of Elizabeth Gartman and Susan Bywater’s new opera, The New Motive Power.