Performance opportunities are plentiful at Kellogg Community College. Music majors will receive individualized vocal or instrumental instruction by one of our outstanding music faculty members. Other opportunities available include: studio master class and vocal workshops, audition and technique workshops, choir and band ensembles. In addition, students gain stage experience through recital performances and Main stage opportunities in the fully-staged Musical Theatre productions each year. You do not need to be a music major to participate in any of our programs including choirs, bands, Musical Theatre, Opera or private lessons. ALL ARE WELCOME! For information, please email Dr. Gerald Blanchard at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (269) 965-3931 ext. 2566. You may also visit us on the web at http://www.kellogg.edu/performart. KCC, where creativity meets passion!
Branch County Community Chorus
Concentus Vocal Ensemble
KCC Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop
KCC Choral Union Touring Choir
Men’s and Women’s Ensemble
KCC Jazz Band
CMS Concert Band
Plus special student organized performance ensembles
If you are a fan of Baroque music, DO NOT miss this fabulous concert!
Featuring Baroque opera, sacred mass selections, instrumental works for piano, violin, harpsichord, trumpet and much more!
Professional soloists and choral presentations by the masters of the era, including works by Bach, Handel, Pergolesi, Vivaldi and others.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
MM Vocal Performance, Michigan State University, 2013
BM Vocal Performance, Michigan State University, 2010
Associate in Arts and General Studies, Kellogg Community College, 2007
Jacqueline King, mezzo-soprano, (AA ’07) holds Master and Bachelor of Music degrees in vocal performance from the Michigan State University College of Music, where she studied voice with internationally acclaimed soprano, Molly Fillmore. In the spring of 2007, Ms. King would be awarded the Associate in General Studies and Arts degree (vocal music concentration) from Kellogg Community College, where she was a student of Dr. Gerald Blanchard. During her student tenure at KCC, Ms. King would be the recipient of several honors, including the 2007 Elizabeth Binda award for musical excellence.
As a young artist, Ms. King has performed at the Bay View Music Festival in Northern Michigan, the Crittenden Opera Program in Bethesda, Maryland, and in an operatic recital in China. During her studies at MSU, she sang several leading roles with the MSU Opera Theatre. These include Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Nicklausse (Les contes d’Hoffman), Stephano (Roméo et Juliette), Desirée (A Little Night Music), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), and The Old Lady (Candide). This fall, Jacqueline made her operatic debut in New York City with the New York Lyric Opera Company as Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), and Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte). Ms. King has also sung major choral works with the MSU Symphony and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as guest artist with the KCC Choral programs on several occasions, including presentations of Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Mass in C.
Jennifer Cook, SOPRANO, completed the Master of Music degree in vocal performance at Michigan State University Spring 2013. She have performed several leading roles with the MSU Opera Theater, including the title role in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah and Giulietta in The Tales of Hoffman. Jennifer has performed in the prestigious Carnegie Hall and recently made her New York City operatic debut as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s opera; Don Giovanni with the New York Lyric Opera. She holds a degree in music therapy from MSU and is a native of New Era, Michigan.
Neill Campbell, pianist, is a native of Eugene, Oregon. Spring 2011, he completed an undergraduate degree in music from the Michigan State University College of Music, where he is currently pursuing the master’s degree in Collaborative Piano. As a collaborator and soloist, Mr. Campbell has performed across the United States and abroad, including performances in Italy, and most recently, Havana, Cuba. As a graduate assistant at MSU, he has been involved in a variety of MSU Opera Theater productions, including the Tales of Hoffman, The Magic Flute, the Grapes of Wrath, Pirates of Penzance, and Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.
Davidson Performing Arts Center Auditorium, 3 P.M. Sunday, November 10, 2013