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Prof. Jay White to Make Presentation, 'Wow! You Sing High,' at National Music Conference

June 5, 2008

jay white bw.jpgJune 5, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Jay White, assistant professor of music at DePauw University, has been invited to make a presentation at the 2008 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) conference. Selected by a committee, White will be one of 14 presenters at the national gathering, which will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, from June 27 through July 1.

Professor White's presentation, "Wow! You Sing High: A Contemporary Look at the Countertenor Voice," explores the past and future roles of the countertenor voice in performance and higher education in the United States. The presentation will be based on information from a variety of sources, including scholarly articles, interviews, reference books, and the personal experiences of White, who discovered the countertenor voice at age 16.

Jay White is a Grammy Award-winning artist who has been hailed by reviewers as "most impressive" and having "a voice with a full measure of passion." He has enjoyed a variety of performing experiences ranging from the works of Bach to Britten appearing with such ensembles as the Washington Bach Consort, the Folger Consort and Santa Fe Pro Musica as well as with members of the Smithsonian Players, Tafelmusik, and the Seattle and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestras. Green Center MB 1.jpgSought after as an interpreter of medieval, renaissance and baroque repertoire, he has appeared at national and international early music festivals and has sung under the batons of Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan, Donald Burrows and Bruno Weill. On January 11, 2007, as a member of the Concord Ensemble, he performed with Sting.

White received his training at the Early Music Institute of Indiana University and the School of Music at University of Maryland.

For more information, visit the DePauw University School of Music online.

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