7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
25th February, 2020
American soprano Emily Martin has performed in opera houses across the US including The Santa Fe Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Nevada Opera and the Chautauqua Opera.
Emily has graced numerous concert stages around the United States, and has presented solo recitals across the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. She has conducted masterclasses for young singers across North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand including at the University of Toronto, Iceland University of the Arts, Guildhall School of Music (UK), University of Western Australia, Otago University (NZ), among others. As a founding member of the international trio Women on the Verge, Emily has been instrumental in commissioning and supporting new works by female composers, including Cecilia Livingston and Emilie LeBel. For more information, please visit Emily’s website.
Richard Masters is a soloist, opera coach, and conductor based in Blacksburg, VA, where he is an assistant professor of piano and collaborative piano on the music faculty at Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts. Significant collaborations include concerts with Grammy-winning baritone Donnie Ray Albert, flutist Valerie Coleman, former Juilliard String Quartet violinist Earl Carlyss, saxophonist Harvey Pittel, and under the baton of Lorin Maazel. Recent performances include recitals at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Schola Cantorum in Paris, Gallery 345 in Toronto, the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library, the Percy Grainger Home and Museum in White Plains, and the San Francisco Conservatory. He has written on a variety of topics for publications including The Record Collector, Association for Recorded Sound Collections Journal, American Music Teacher, Stage Directors and Choreographers Journal, and Opera Journal. Conference presentations include appearances at the Music Teachers National Association National Conference, the College Music Society National Conference, Southeastern Theatre Conference, Virginia Music Teachers Association Conference, and the Kansas Music Teachers Association Conference. Dr Masters is a Yamaha Artist. For more information, please visit Richard’s website.