KCC’s 13th annual Singing in the Spring 2019 Choral Concert

Rehearsal Photos

Kellogg Community College choirs and soloists rehearsing for the upcoming 2019 Singing in the Spring Choral Concert.” Join us tomorrow at the First Presbyterian Church, 111 Capital ave. NE, Battle Creek at 3:00 pm. Admission is Free will donation, and all are welcome!

Guest soloists:

Betty Picard, soprano

Jackie King, mezzo-soprano

Mark Wells, tenor

Joel Snyder, bass-baritone

Katharine Cary, organist

Join us this coming Sunday, April 28th

Had a fantastic rehearsal tonight with my community chorus. Please plan to attend our concert this Sunday at 3:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek. Our ensemble will perform such works as Zadok the Priest by Handel, Schubert’s German Mass in F among a variety of other works. The concert is Free will, so bring the whole family.

Guest Artist Recital


April 1, 2019

Solo soprano Dr. Maureen A. Carlson to open Guest Artist Master Class and Recital Series at KCC April 17


Kellogg Community College will open its 2019 Guest Artist Master Class and Recital Series April 17 with appearances from internationally recognized voice teacher and soprano soloist Dr. Maureen A. Carlson.


Carlson will coach up to five KCC voice students in an Open Student Master Class beginning at 1 p.m., and will perform during a Guest Artist Recital beginning at 7:30 p.m. Both events are open to the public and will be held in the auditorium of the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center, on campus at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek. 


Admission to the Master Class is free; admission to the Guest Artist Recital is free for KCC students and $5 for the general public.  


Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard, director of choral activities and music area coordinator at KCC, said the KCC studentspreselected for Carlson’s Master Class will be coached on a variety of topics, but the focus will be specific to voice production and performance.


“Although the focus is on the student, it’s a wonderful opportunity for those in the community who have an interest in singing to see the learning and teaching process up close and personal,” Case-Blanchard said.


Staff accompanist Cynthia Garn will accompany Carlson on the piano during the Master Class.


Carlson’s Guest Artist Recital will include a variety of works, ranging from classical art songs, opera arias andmusical theatre to baroque selections and more. KCC keyboard faculty member Paula Krontz-Harris will accompany Carlson on the piano during the recital. 


Case-Blanchard, a baritone, will join Carlson and Krontz-Harris for a special duet, La ci darem la mano (“Give Me Your Hand”), which is sung by the characters Don Giovanni and Zerlina in the first act of Mozart’s popular opera, “Don Giovanni.”


For more information about this event, contact Case-Blanchard at blanchardg@kellogg.edu.



About the Artists


Soprano Dr. Maureen Carlson is a professional singer, a member of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, a professional cantor a St. Anselm Parish and the owner of Carlson Studios LLC.


Carlson teaches music, art and culture in Bregenz, Austria,as a visiting professor through Michigan State University. She has also taught at the University of Missouri, Truman State University, the University of Michigan and Lindenwood University. 


Carlson received a Bachelor of Music in Education from Heidelberg University and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and a Doctorate of Music in Vocal Performance from MSU. She is a proud member of organizations including the National Association of Teachers of Singing (and is a former NATS intern); the College Music Society; the National Association for Music Education; and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. 


More information about Carlson is available on her website at http://www.carlsonstudiosllc.com.


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Kellogg Community College, founded in 1956, serves approximately 8,400 students annually via five campuses, customized training and online coursework. The College offers 59 pre-professional transfer curricula; 35 associate degree programs; 28 certificate programs; six categories of professional certifications; and a variety of short-term, non-credit courses.