BJU Hosts Masterclass with Dr. Mary Kathryn Brewer

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 30, 2018) – The Bob Jones University Division of Music will host vocalist Dr. Mary Kathryn Brewer Friday, April 6, at 5 p.m. in War Memorial Chapel. Dr. Brewer will present a voice recital titled “Common Dramatic Elements and Approaches within Verdi Art Songs and Arias,” followed by a voice masterclass on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Dr. Brewer earned a BA from Anderson University, an MA from Bowling Green State University, and a DA from Ball State University in voice performance. Brewer currently teaches voice and related subjects at Anderson, Ball State, and Taylor University.

Brewer has performed across Indiana and the Midwest and has been a featured soloist with the Anderson Symphony Orchestra, the Anderson Symphonic Choir, the Muncie Masterworks Chorale, and both the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.

In addition, Brewer has performed in a variety of operatic roles, including Felice in Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s “School for Fathers,” Greta Fiorentino in Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene,” and Mrs. Ford in Otto Nicolai’s “Merry Wives of Windsor.” She has also performed with the Indianapolis Opera in their productions of Gounod’s “Faust,” Puccini’s “La Boheme,” and Verdi’s “La Traviata.”

“Dr. Brewer is a graceful performer with a rich, elegant, and powerful voice quality,” says Dr. Shellie Beeman, assistant professor of music at BJU. “She evidences a unique ability to pull her audience in as she excellently communicates the text of each piece.”

Both events are free and open to the public. Music educators, singers, and choral members are encouraged to attend.

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