Internationally Acclaimed Singer Rachelle Fleming to Visit UD, Teach Music Master Class

Acclaimed Singer Rachelle Fleming to Visit UD, Teach Music Master Class

 

Singer and actress Rachelle Fleming, who has recorded and performed with Grammy-nominated ensemble Tiempo Libre, multiple Grammy-winning opera singer Rene Fleming and international jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch, will lead a vocal master class for UD music students on April 12-13. Fleming, who teaches musical theater at Catholic University of America's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, will work with students on lyric theater and opera.

Fleming is nationally recognized in the training and vocal health of the contemporary vocal artist. She holds a doctorate in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Miami.

In 2010, Fleming performed for the Obamas at the Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. In addition to her work in the opera world, recent performances by the versatile vocalist and actress include an evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra; the role of Rose Arbuthnot in "Enchanted April" presented at Arena Stage; the role of Joanne in Sondheim's "Company;" a cabaret for the Festival of the Arts BOCA; and the New York premiere of Bill Smith's jazz opera, "Space in the Heart," at Symphony Space. Her love of the American Songbook has led her to perform with world-class jazz pianist and award-winning educator Shelly Berg; at the Rochester International Jazz Festival; and with Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra.

"Dr. Fleming has spent many years as a performer and educator in the vocal arts, and will be coaching students regarding all aspects of music performance, including vocal technique and stage presence, as well as stage blocking and movement," said Kristin Van Cleve, music department director.

The two-day master class is free to UD students and $35 for music students at other local universities. Students will have time to work one-on-one with Fleming on Saturday and Sunday before showcasing their work Sunday evening.

A full schedule, event details and registration information are available here. The events will take place at the Music Hall at Fair Park.

Fleming's visit is made possible by an anonymous $50,000 gift to the Music Department. The gift has also provided the Music Department with an opportunity to expand dramatically their library of sheet music, CDs and DVDs, in addition to purchasing new music stands and audio equipment.

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