"Beyond Race: African American Art Songs & Spirituals" Recital
Caroline Helton, soprano;
Emery Stephens, baritone
Tuesday, November 1
7 PM Annenberg Auditorium
Snite Museum of Art
Guest Lecture Recital featuring guest artists Caroline Helton, soprano (University of Michigan) & Emery Stephens, baritone (Wayne State University), in collaboration with Notre Dame faculty Jessica McCormack, soprano, Stephen Lancaster, baritone, and Daniel Schlosberg, piano. This lecture recital is part of the guest residency, "Beyond Race," designed to empower and encourage students and teachers of all races to embrace the historically rich, serious vocal music of classically trained AfricanAmerican composers. The recital will trace the development of African American Art Song and Spiritual through some of its greatest composers.
"Beyond Race: African American Art Songs & Spirituals" Masterclass
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 10:45-12:45
Crowley Hall, Room 115,
University of Notre Dame
Guest artists Caroline Helton, soprano (University of Michigan) & Emery Stephens, baritone (Wayne State University) will lead a public masterclass and discussion which will demonstrate ways in which singers can overcome barriers to integrating art songs and spirituals by African American composers into the canon of solo concert repertoire, as well as enable voice students from all racial backgrounds to forge a more visceral understanding of the range of African American experiences, both contemporary and historical.