After 4 years of hard work, change, and immeasurable growth, I have finally graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Georgia State University. My time there was full of great memories and education progress, and I am so thankful for the teachers, friends, and colleagues I have met along the way.
I was fortunate enough to be given the great honor to sing the Alma Mater at the commencement ceremony, as well as the PhD ceremony. Being held at the Georgia Dome, the ceremony boasted a formidable 30,000 people including graduates in attendance, so needless to say this was my largest crowd I have performed for yet. It was absolutely exhilarating to sing for such an awesome crowd, and even more so to do it as the final step in the stairwell of my Georgia State career.
I will stay in Atlanta for the next year, hoping to reap the opportunities stemming from the connections I have made within the city in the last four years. I have already started strong relationships with both Peach State and Capitol City opera companies, and soon will have an audition for the Atlanta Opera Chorus. In the mean time I am participating in Harrower Summer Opera Workshop, performing the roles of Ford in Falstaff and Count Almaviva in scenes from Le Nozze di Figaro. The performance dates are as follows at Florence Kopleff Recital Hall downtown, be sure to attend these colossal performances!
Friday, June 12th: 8pm
Saturday, June 13th: 2pm
Scenes from Le Nozze di Figaro:
Sunday, June 14th: 7pm