Color of Music: George Shirley Master Class

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. 

Performers: 

George Shirley, tenor
Westminster Choir College students 

Ticket Information: 

Free Admission
Open to all Westminster Choir College/Rider University students, faculty and staff. 

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