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Glenda A Maurice

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Narrative

My field of expertise is Art song. I was mentored by Elly Ameling, Gerard Souzay , Dalton Baldwin, David Garvey, and Harold Heiberg. I had the privilege of working with Pierre Bernac and Lotte Lehmann. The artistic standard that was communicated to me by them was that of incontrovertible excellence. My greatest endeavor has been to practice and teach Vocal Artistry, and to give life to the Art Song Recital. Singing and teaching singing have been my only and lifetime pursuits.


Specialties

  • vocal literature
  • mezzo-soprano
  • voice
  • English Diction

Educational Background

  • M.M.: Voice and Opera, Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY, 1972.
  • B.M.: Voice, Texas Wesleyan College, Fort Worth, TX, 1962.

Research Activities

  • A Musical Drama for Mezzo-Soprano, Speaker and Piano.: Commissioned from Edie Hill, world premiere by Glenda Maurice, Krisanne Weiss, and Ruth Palmer. This work created as new art form by using spoken poetry and art song to create a dramatic work.
  • Amy Lowell: A Rare Pattern

Creative Activities

  • Recital,: February 1, 2002
  • National Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich, Wesendonck Lieder by Wagner
  • Founder and Artistic Director, The Institute for Art Song Recital Performance, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • CBS Records, Lider by Strauss, Mahler, and Brahms; Dalton Baldwin, piano
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Oedipus Rex by Stravinsky
  • Amsterdam Conertgebouw Orchestra, Eugen Jochum, an die Hoffnung by Reger
  • Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Mahler Symphony #3; Bernard Haitink, conductor
  • Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Les Nuits d'ete by Berlioz, Bernard Haitink, conductor
  • CD of "A Child of Light" by Hans Kox
  • Live from Wigmore Hall: Etcetera Records
  • Duparc, Ravel, Poulenc: Rizzoli Records
  • Barber, Britten: Etctera records

Professional Activities

  • Coach, Ted Mann Musicians
  • Roy A. Schuessler Vocal Symposium, Master Class and Lecture: 1999 - 2000
  • "The Neglected Side of Vocal Pedagogy," NATS Intern Program Master Teacher Presentation, Central Washington University: 1999
  • "When diction becomes language...When language becomes poetry...When poetry becomes music," National Convention of NATS, St. Louis, MO: 1996
  • A Personal View of Artistry: NATS National Convention, St. Louis, MO , 1998
  • Art and Social Justice: Lecture for National Conference of Unitarian Musicians

Outreach Activities

  • Public Speaking seminar: Worship Associates, Unity Unitarian Church

Awards

  • Southwestern Regional Metropolitan Opera Auditions
  • Fort Worth Opera Guild
  • AAUW Scholar
  • National Arts Club of New York City
  • Outstanding Young Women In America
  • Who's Who in Music
  • Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition semi-finalist
  • Recitalist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
  • Feature story, "All Things Considered," National Public Radio

Courses Taught

  • MusA 1304 - Voice--Major
  • MusA 1504 - Voice--Major
  • MusA 1904 - Voice--Transfer
  • MusA 3304 - Voice--Major
  • MusA 5104 - Voice--Elective
  • MusA 5950 - Topics: Text and Language: A Singer's Tools for Artistic Interpretation
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