Thursday, May 9, 2013
"HARMONY AT MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY"
Kenneth Kamal Scott, Anamer Castrello, Janice Chandler Eteme, and Vincent Stringer, the soloists for this matinee performance of the Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Morgan State Choir and Orchestra on May 5th. With us Walter Kennedy second from the left, one of our advanced vocal students.
I have blogged earlier about my colleagues, Vincent Dion Stringer and Ms Janice Chandler Eteme.
However,the above photo is of our lovely Anamer Castrello. Mezzo Soprano and a member of our wonderful vocal faculty.
Ms. Castrello is like a warm summer breeze. Always a pleasure when we greet and a smile that lights the room.
Presently she is sharing her wonderful voice and talent in the production of Show Boat at The Washington National Opera at Kennedy Center.
We the faculty and students of Morgan State University are fortunate that she is a member of our vocal family.
Her rich beautiful Mezzo in Beethoven's 9th symphony helped to bring the power and excitement to the work which it deserved.
She and I have often had conversation about the rich Latin American music or "Zarzuela" A form of Spanish Opera.
Anamer Castrello is a singer's singer; A true artist!!
This young lady is Ms. Anne Bragg.
This photo was taken after her senior graduate recital.
I am proud to say that Ms.Bragg came from my studio and gave a very fine senior recital.
In keeping with the theme of Harmony, Ms.Bragg has been accepted into The New York University vocal department.BRAVO!!!!
Last but by no means least,and a true moment of harmony; My becoming a "SINFONIAN"
An honor of which I am still in awe. I was invited by the brother's of Phi Mu Alpha to become a fraternity member and pledged as if I were a young man just beginning his journey.
How could I have ever guessed, that my devotion to my art would result in a living Symphony. "SINFONIA"