UWF Department of Music presents Dr. Sheila Dunn, Corey McKern and Blake Riley in concert with special guest Dr. Steven Brown
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The University of West Florida Department of Music will present Dr. Sheila Dunn, Corey McKern and Blake Riley in concert with special guest Dr. Steven Brown, dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in the Music Hall at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus.
The program will include art song, arias, musical theater and cabaret pieces by composers such as Mozart, Schubert,Gerald Finzi, Ricky Ian Gordon and William Bolcom.
Dunn, soprano, is an associate professor of voice and chair of music, who teaches applied voice, vocal pedagogy, vocal literature, opera workshop and women in popular music. She received a bachelor’s degree in music from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and both a master’s and doctoral degree in music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, all in vocal performance.
McKern, visiting instructor, teaches applied voice, voice studio and other classes in the music and theater departments. He received a bachelor’s degree in music education with voice emphasis from Mississippi University and master’s degree in music in voice performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He is also a graduate of the Seattle Opera Young Artist Program.
Riley, assistant professor and director of collaborative piano, teaches class piano, applied piano and foreign language lyric diction. He studied at Mount Allison University and the University of Toronto and received a master’s degree in collaborative piano from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, where he participated in masterclasses with Warren Jones, Brian Zeger and Stephanie Blythe. He was also an apprentice coach at CCM’s summer program in Lucca, Italy.
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the CFPA Box Office at 850.857.6285.