Music Performance

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.

A dreamer of dreams

Audrey Belle Adams (BM '19), originally from Louisville, Ky., was a 2015 All-Tech Music Scholar at UK. Throughout her time in the Opera Theatre program, she was seen on stage during It’s a Grand Night for Singing, Ragtime, The Barber of Seville, The Old Maid and the Thief, and Amahl and the Night Visitors. Audrey also performed regularly with the Lexington Theatre Company during their production of Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, and Concert with the Stars.

So Much to Do This Summer at CFA

The benefits of our current offerings are significant. These programs offer a unique opportunity for CFA to give back to the Commonwealth community, whether it is from expanding knowledge to current teachers, providing arts-based learning for middle and high school students, or providing hands on work experience for our currently enrolled CFA students. There is an enrichment program for everyone who has a love of the arts.

School of Music goes to Carnegie Hall

The School, along with the UK College of Fine Arts and the UK Alumni Association, will be hosting a pre-concert reception for patrons, family members, supporters, and friends at Carnegie Hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m. prior to the concert at Carnegie Hall by the UK Wind Symphony and UK Symphony Orchestra.

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