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UPIKE faculty joins international artist in concert

September 14, 2017 12:00 AM
Pikeville, Ky.
The University of Pikeville welcomes soprano Luvada A. Harrison, DMA, to share experiences from her distinguished academic and performing career.

Harrison will join Phillip Todd Westgate, DMA, professor of music, to present a recital of American music on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m., in Booth Auditorium, Record Memorial Building.

The program will consist of art songs and spirituals by African American composers along with music from the Golden Age of American Musical Theatre.

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, Harrison will present a lecture during an African literature survey class taught by Hannah Freeman, Ph.D., associate professor of English. The lecture on African American music will be held in two sessions. The first session will begin at 6 p.m., and the second session will begin at 7 p.m., in Chrisman Auditorium, Armington Learning Center.

Harrison has appeared in regional opera companies and symphony orchestras throughout the United States and parts of Europe. As a recitalist and clinician, she has presented recitals and master classes, and has served as an adjudicator of auditions and competitions for various arts organizations in Maryland, Texas, North Carolina, Washington and Alabama. Harrison is an associate professor of music at Stillman College where she serves as chair of the department of fine arts. Most recently, she has joined the faculty of the theatre and dance department at the University of Alabama teaching voice to musical theatre students.

The concert is hosted by UPIKE Experiential Learning and is a Humanities on the Hill event. For more information, call (606) 218-5270.

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