Nathan Cicero Joins the Sarasota Opera as Assistant Conductor for Winter 2022

Nathan Cicero

Nathan Cicero (MM ’18, Vocal Accompanying) will be heading to Sarasota, FL in January 2022 to join the music staff of Sarasota Opera as Assistant Conductor for their upcoming winter season. This position comes after previous and ongoing pianist roles with the Minnesota-based Source Song Festival, St. Croix Valley Opera, and the Chicago Summer Opera.

Pei-Hsuan Lin Returns to Aspen Music School for 2022 Collaborative Piano Vocal Fellowship

Pei Hsuan and Renee Fleming

Pei-Hsuan Lin (MM ’19; GPD ’21, Vocal Accompanying), has been invited to return as Collaborative Piano Vocal Fellow with the Aspen Music School for 2022. During the summer of 2021, she served as masterclass pianist for Renée Fleming, Lawrence Brownlee, Stephen King, Julia Bullock, Rachelle Fleming, and Golda Schultz. Lin also served as studio pianist […]

Monica Daly Becomes a Vocal Coach and Accompanist at UMass Amherst

Monica Daly

Monica Daly (GPD ’20, Vocal Accompanying) has joined the University of Massachusetts Amherst as Vocal Coach and Accompanist. Daly joins the UMass Amherst team after a year with Opera Columbus, where she served as resident artist pianist, vocal coach, and chorus master. She was previously a member of the vocal performance faculty at Capital University […]

Monica Daly Joined Opera ColumbusAs Resident Artist Pianist and Vocal Coach

Monica Daly

Monica Daly (GPD ’20, Vocal Accompanying) joined Opera Columbus, in partnership with Capital University, as resident artist pianist and vocal coach for 2020-2021. For Opera Columbus, Daly served as Chorus Master and Pianist for mainstage productions, educational tours, and other community engagement programs. She joined the Capital University vocal performance faculty as a Diction Instructor […]

Johanna Kvam Appointed Pianist and Music Coordinator for Kentucky Opera

Johanna Kvam (MM ’16, Vocal Accompanying) has been appointed as full time Pianist and Music Coordinator for Kentucky Opera, where she will serve as primary pianist and répétiteur for all opera programs. Additionally, she will be responsible for music operations for opera programming and general music administration, working closely with all departments to fulfill the […]

Vocal Accompanying Department News

Faculty artist Eileen Cornett presented a series of master classes for singers and collaborative pianists in a virtual collaborative piano residency at the Blair School of Music of Vanderbilt University. Professor Cornett also participated as a panelist on Peabody’s Lunch & Learn Series, “Low Latency Platforms: The Future of Music Collaboration.”

Nathan Cicero Plays Schubert Lieder

Nathan Cicero (MM ’18, Vocal Accompanying) was a pianist for a Schubert Karaoke Brunch, where singers joined together for two hours of Schubert lieder, in January, as a member of The Lied Society in Minneapolis. He was also musical director for Skylark Opera’s production of Così fan Tutte in March, 2019. Twin Cities Stages stated: […]

Hyejin Kwon Gave Master Class in Canada

Hyejin Kwon (MM ’11, Vocal Accompanying) gave a master class for piano majors of the Claude Watson School for the Arts in Ontario, where the piano majors have been studying the skills required to be a répétiteur. It was part of a collaboration with the Canadian Opera Company and the Claude Watson Arts Program’s study […]

Mary Trotter Performed with Vocal Group Cantus

Mary Trotter (MM ’13, Vocal Accompanying) performed Schumann’s Dichterliebe with the Minneapolis-based vocal group Cantus in July. A review by the Twin Cities Pioneer Press states: “Yet ‘Dichterliebe’ isn’t just a showcase for singers, but for a pianist, as well, and Mary Trotter proved an ideal guide on the 16-song emotional journey, laying out the […]