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School of Music presents a master class with world class tenor, John McVeigh

John McVeigh, tenor

John McVeigh, TenorThe USM School of Music presents world class tenor John McVeigh in a master class from 1:30 - 3 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012 in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus

Master classes treat audience members to a unique opportunity to listen and learn about the intricate world of making music. This class will feature graduate voice majors Jessica Kenlan, soprano; Jennifer Cooper, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Murray, baritone; Anne Leonardi, soprano; and Jazmin DeRice, mezzo-soprano.

Acclaimed for his “fresh-toned and touching portrayal” by Opera News and lauded by the New Orleans Times-Picayune for his “rich lyrical tenor, fabulous top notes, and striking good looks,” John McVeigh continues to garner attention for his countless world class performances at the most revered houses throughout the United States and all over the world. This season he performs Goro in Madama Butterfly with PORTopera, Tybalt in Romeo et Juliette with Opera Colorado, Haydn’s Creation with the Portland Symphony, Messiah with Boston Baroque and the Winston Salem Symphony, Acis in Acis and Galateawith the Concert Radio Kamer Filharmonie in Amsterdam, and in 2014 he will return to the Houston Grand Opera.

Tickets to the master class are $6 and will be sold at the door. The class is free to USM music majors and  USM Youth Ensembles members. For more information visit the Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555. TTY: 780-5646.

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Auditions for Community Area Musicians

Youth vocalists, Southern Maine Children's Choir (treble voices grades 4 and up) and Southern Maine Youth Chorale (middle/high school mixed voices) will hold auditions on Wednesday, September 3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Schedule online.

Adult musicians, Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 3 at 7 p.m. More information.

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