Just watching those girls sing made me think about my potential. All of those talented girls were so inspiring and their voices were outstanding! I am inspired. ~ Briege Riley (junior high student)
All State Vocal Competition finalists Isabella Bertoni, Maggie Fitzgerald, Rebecca Gardner, Kaity McSalis and Noa Saunders will present a recital Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 4:00pm at the McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall at Saint Michael’s College. The concert will be presented by the Bill Reed Voice Studio and sponsored by the Saint Michael’s College Department of Fine Arts. Concert pianist Paul Orgel will accompany, and his students, duo-pianists Nathan and Henry Wu, grand prize winners of the 2015 Vermont Has Talent Competition, will perform as special guests. The program will include opera arias, art songs, duets and songs from the American musical theatre, including music by Bellini, Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Massenet, Debussy and Stephen Sondheim.
Sunday, March 6th at 4pm
McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall
Saint Michael’s College
1 Winooski Park
Colchester, VT 05446
Suggested donation: $10. All proceeds benefit the Bill Reed Voice Studio Musical Theatre Scholarship Fund.
No charge for St. Mike’s faculty, staff and students. Must show valid I.D.
For more information, please contact Sally Olson, managing director at Bill Reed Voice Studio: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pianist Paul Orgel has concertized throughout the United States, China and Eastern Europe as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician. Critics have praised his playing for its “subtlety and attention to nuance” (Philadelphia Inquirer), “rare pathos” (New York Times), “brilliant technique, sense of humor and fantasy” (Bridgeport Post), and “warmth and beauty of sound” (Barre-Montpelier Times Argus). A prominent private teacher in Northern Vermont, he is a member of the keyboard faculty at the University of Vermont, and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and can be heard on recordings on the CRI, Capstone, Phoenix USA, and MSR labels.
Bill Reed has dedicated his professional life to guiding singers in their quest to realize their potential as performing artists. Bill was born into a show business family, the son of Vernon Reed of the Buffalo Bills (the acclaimed barbershop quartet). He began his vocal music education at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree. (Bill is a proud member of the Badger Ice Hockey Hall of Fame). He completed his studies at Columbia University, where he earned a doctorate in vocal music education. After a busy and rewarding career as a college choral director, studio voice teacher and concert singer, Bill established a private voice studio in New York City near Lincoln Center, and began his twenty-five year career as singing teacher at the renowned Circle in the Square Theatre School. For over thirty years, he was privileged to work with singers from all over the world, whose specialties ranged from opera to pop and rock, and Broadway to folk and country. He has consulted on a number of Hollywood movies and commercial recordings, and his students have performed at the Metropolitan Opera, City Opera, many European opera houses, and in hundreds of Broadway shows and national tours. Bill’s students have won Oscar Hammerstein, MAC, Drama Desk, Emmy and Tony awards.
In Vermont, Bill’s adult students have had leading roles in numerous local community and professional musical theater productions. His college and school-aged students have performed extensively in school productions and have gone on to study singing and musical theater at many of the most prestigious colleges, universities, and conservatories in the country. A number of Bill’s Vermont students are working professionals and have recently performed in leading roles at the New York City Opera and on Broadway. Bill is in demand nationally as a clinician, and has been invited to give workshops at many colleges, universities, and meetings of professional organizations.
Sponsored by the Saint Michael’s College Department of Fine Arts