Plymouth State University Students Participate in National Association of Teachers of Singing Festival in Boston

March 2nd, 2013 by Elizabeth

Plymouth, N.H. —Seven Plymouth State University students participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Boston Song and Aria Festival.

Senior music major Michael Dodge of Northwood earned second place in Division 2 (ages 18-20) and won the Special Prize for Best Performance of a German Arts Song. Dodge performed Dimenticar ben mio by Amilcare Ponchielli, Linden Lea by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Verborgenheit by Hugo Wolf, for which he won the special prize. Dodge is the student of Professor of Music Kathleen Arecchi and was accompanied by PSU Collaborative Pianist Allan DiBiase.

Also participating in Division 2 were Arecchi’s students Laura Daigle, a music education and theatre arts major from Salem and Kara Kirby, a music education major from Allenstown.

Division 3 (ages 21-23) participants included Brad Fernald, a communications studies major from Hudson who is taught by Eric C. Perry; Lisa Hansen, a music education major from Nashua who is taught by Victoria Cole; as well as Hannah Judas, a music major from South Ryegate, Vt., and  Claire Kaiser, a music education major from Danby, Vt., both of whom are taught by Professor Arecchi.

Arecchi says participating in adjudicated art song and aria festivals provides students with a performance opportunity to set as a working goal, and the opportunity to perform for experienced singing adjudicators and to receive written feedback on all aspects of their performance, from choice of repertory, mastery of singing technique, diction accuracy, expressive singing and communicating with an audience. They also can hear other singers who are in various stages of their training and to experience the growth in self-confidence that comes when they challenge themselves to step outside their current comfortable performing zones.

Information about the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Plymouth State University is online at Plymouth.edu/mtd.

General information about events at Plymouth State University is online at ThisWeek@PSU, http://thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu.

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