Alumni Stories

School of Music Freshman Music Ed Major Creates Virtual Choir

“Nearly as soon as the outbreak began to have its effects here in the United States, Caitlin reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to help her put together a virtual choir,” said Vanover, who is currently Director of Choirs at Lexington Catholic High School.  “I am very proud of Caitlin, who is a former choir student of mine at Lexington Catholic.”

School of Music Alumnus Justin Vickers recieves Fulbright Scholar Award

Dr. Justin Vickers received his Master's of Music in vocal performance from UK in 2000. After leaving the University of Kentucky, Dr. Vickers, now Associate Professor of Voice at Illinois State University, earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature, while completing the coursework for the Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

UK Grad Student Singing in Met’s ‘Porgy and Bess’: Q&A With Soprano Makeda Hampton

Story courtesy of UKNow 

Hampton, a soprano from New Castle, Delaware, is part of the critically acclaimed cast of the Met’s 2019-20 production of “Porgy and Bess.” The opera, which also features seven UK alumni, has been such a hit that three performances were added to its winter run that began Jan. 8.

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