Renowned tenor George Shirley will lead a master class focusing on Interpretations of the African-American Art Song with Westminster Choir College students.
In a career that spans 49 years George Shirley has performed more than 80 operatic roles in major opera houses around the globe. He was the first African-American to be appointed to a music teaching post in Detroit, the first African-American member of the U.S. Army Chorus, and the first African-American tenor and second African-American male to sing leading roles with the Metropolitan Opera, where he was on the roster for 11 years. He received a Grammy Award in 1968 for his role (Ferrando) in the RCA recording of Mozart’s Così fan tutte.
Presented as part of the Color of Music series.
George Shirley, tenor
Westminster Choir College students
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Open to all Westminster Choir College/Rider University students, faculty and staff.