Randall Scarlata & Laura Ward

Masterclass: Sunday, February 12, 2023 · 4:00PM


I. “Gretchen am Spinnrade” Franz Schubert

• May Kohler: Soprano
• 4th year Undergrad BA: Vocal Performance and Political Science
• Jason Xue: Piano
• 4th year Undergrad BS: Piano Performance and Environmental Sciences

II. “Comme la Naissante Aurore” From: La Reined Saba Charles Gounod

• Avery Brutosky: Soprano
• 1st year Undergrad BA: Music Education
• Michael Wu: Pianist
• 3rd year Undergrad BS: Piano Performance and Neurobiology

III. “Tired” From: Four Last Songs Ralph Vaughan Williams

• Grady Hayden: Baritone
• 1st year DMA: Vocal Performance
• Will Preston: Piano
• 2nd year DMA: Collaborative Piano

If time…
“Let Beauty Awake” From: Songs of Travel

• 6 University students participated; as young as first year undergrad and 2nd year DMA Programs
• Randall commented on everything from proper diction to directional phrasing, and touched on the characters and story lines from which the songs evolved
• Laura coached the pianists on pedal, and specifically to follow verbatim, musical directives within the score.
• We listened to Works by Schubert, Gounod, and Vaughn Williams.
• Randall and Laura were both very approachable, amicable to work with, and clearly the students left with smiles. An overall very successful evening of singing and learning! • We advertised the Masterclass in the constant contact mailing of the weekend program • I hope to increase audience numbers