Prof. Caroline Smith to Present Master Class at National Convention
May 7, 2009
May 7, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Caroline B. Smith, Cassel Grubb Professor of Music at DePauw University, has been invited to give a master class at the College Expo portion of the Classical Singer national convention. The convention will be held in Chicago, May 29-31, and will attract hundreds of active singers, coaches, teachers, and students.
In addition to her master class, Smith -- who is coordinator of the DePauw School of Music's voice program -- will be judging the first round of the high school national competition.
The mezzo-soprano has extensive operatic, solo and chamber music experience. An active recitalist, master class clinician and adjudicator, she also frequently performs with concert organist, Larry Smith, throughout the United States. Smith has performed and recorded for National Public Radio as well as PBS. She currently serves as the Great Lakes Regional Governor of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
Professor Smith received a master of music degree in vocal/opera performance from Florida State University and a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from Converse College. Her major teachers have included Virginia MacWatters, Seth McCoy, Pauline Thesmacher and Jane Frazier Rolandi. Her students have won and placed in many national, regional and state competitions and have been awarded scholarships to major music schools including New England Conservatory, the Peabody Conservatory, Indiana University, Florida State University, The Eastman School of Music, Boston University, Boston Conservatory, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, San Francisco Conservatory, and the Cleveland Institute of Music.
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