Sunday, March 3, 2013
"ODE TO JOY"
SINGER ON A MISSION
Vincent Dion Stringer is a man of great vision. Not for himself alone but for young artists who are willing to invest their
heart and soul to commit to becoming a consummate communicator.
Since I arrived on the campus of Morgan State university I have witnessed his unselfish leadership as coordinator of Vocal Studies for The Department of Fine and Performing Arts of which he heads, as Assistant Professor and Artistic Director of OPERA at Morgan.
We have all recognized as faculty and students, how fortunate we are to be led by an artist of international status. Acclaimed for the beauty of his Bass Baritone and his knowledge of Operatic Literature, Musicianship,and stage presence, he sets a standard and a tremendous sense of pride.
Tonight we witnessed his artistry as soloist in Beethoven's Ninth symphony,held at Chizuk Amuno Congrgation of Baltimore under the direction of Maestro T. Herbert Dimmock.
Mr. Stringer shared the stage with other soloists, plus THE MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CHOIR led by Dr. Eric Conway,
and THE MARYLAND STATE BOYCHOIR,Stephen Holmes, Artistic Director.
There were well over one hundred voices and they were accompanied by THE BACH CONCERT SERIES CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA which topped off the presentation and was truly lovely.
As I sat taking it all in, I saw a community perpetuating the very idea that Mr.Stringer is slowly nurturing in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Morgan.
On our Morgan Website you can see from the past and present, some of the exciting projects he has put together.
He involves the entire ARTISTIC COMMUNITY AT MORGAN creating a support system.
This is a rare insight and a blessing. He reminds us that it does take a VILLAGE. This is a man on a mission!!!