The Peabody Post

Vocal Accompanying graduates work with several operas

Mary Trotter (Vocal Accompanying, ’12) teaches theory, class piano, applied piano, and is the accompanist coordinator for the voice department at Whitworth University. She plays and coaches all voice recitals at Whitworth, oversees piano proficiency exams, and accompanies the voice faculty in recital. This past summer Mary was a full scholarship participant at SongFest, and the accompanist for Opera Coeur d’Alene’s “On the Lake” production of Pirates of Penzance.

Celeste Johnson (Vocal Accompanying, ’13) joined Opera Coeur d’Alene’s company as coach/accompanist for Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West. She is employed as a pianist/accompanist for the choral and vocal departments of Gonzaga University and Whitworth University.  In January, Celeste joined artists from the Curtis Institute for an “Opera in the Afternoon” recital in Saint Paul, MN.

Hyejin Kwon (Vocal Accompanying, ’11) was featured in Broadway World’s article: Canadian Opera Company to Welcome Three New Rising Starts. She has been invited to join Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio for 2015/16 season. The article can be accessed here.

Jungwon Kim (Vocal Accompanying, ’12) won the opera accompanying award in the 25th annual Journal of Music Competition for accompanists.

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