Pfeiffer offers master class for budding musicians

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"I am really looking forward to working with
students during this master class," said Steve Harrill, director of
choral and vocal music at Pfeiffer. "I think that students will benefit
from getting feedback from professional musicians as they prepare for
their competitions and auditions. It will be a great experience for
them."

Workshop topics will include how to select an
appropriate repertoire, what needs to be included in an audition, how
to dress for an audition and how to work with an accompanist or be a
successful accompanist. Students will also have an opportunity to
perform two selections of their choice for the faculty. The selections
should be in contrasting styles, such as sacred/music theater or
classic/music theater, etc.

"The topics we will cover are essential for
successful auditions," said Dr. Jean Raines, dean of the School of Fine
Arts. "The timing of the workshop should be helpful to choral directors
as well as individual students."

Dr. David Palmer, associate professor of music,
and Martha Chapman, adjunct instructor of music and university
accompanist, will assist Harrill during the workshop. Singers are
encouraged to bring a student accompanist so that both may benefit from
the workshop. An accompanist can be provided upon request. Those
participating in the workshop are not required to perform. The cost of
the workshop is $10. Dinner will be provided.

Students interested in attending the workshop
should contact Steve Harrill, director of vocal and choral music at
sharrill@pfeiffer.edu or (704) 463-1360 ext. 2309.