Advertisement
HomeCollectionsVocal Music
IN THE NEWS

Vocal Music

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
December 2, 1991
Irene C. Saunders, a retired vocal music teacher, died Wednesday at her home in northwest Baltimore. The cause of death was not known.Services for Mrs. Saunders, who was 66, will be at noon Wednesday at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2604 Banister Road in Baltimore.The former Irene Carter was a Baltimore native and a 1942 graduate of Dunbar High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in music education from what is now Morgan State University in 1945 and a master's degree in music education from Columbia University in 1948.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2012
Clarence Edward Beard, a retired Baltimore County public schools vocal music teacher, died of kidney failure Sept. 28 at his Pikesville home. He was 97. Born in Westminster, he was raised on his parents' dairy farm. He was a 1932 graduate of Westminster High School, where he played soccer. During the Depression of the 1930s, his father traded land, now used as a golf course, to the old Western Maryland College for tuition for his children, family members said. Mr. Beard earned a bachelor's degree in music and mathematics at the school, now called McDaniel College.
Advertisement
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | January 7, 2006
Zenobia Martin Kendig, the retired director of vocal music at Western High School and a gardener, died of cancer Tuesday at her Lutherville home. She was 97. Born Zenobia Rockwood in Owatonna, Minn., she was a Northwestern University student when she met her future husband, Joseph Martin, an accountant. When he took a job at the old Western Electric Corp. Point Breeze plant, she left school, and they moved to Baltimore's Mount Washington. Mrs. Martin, who was a pianist, taught music from her Woodcrest Avenue home and led a Girl Scout troop at St. John's Episcopal Church in the 1930s.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | May 14, 2008
Wayne Conner, a much-revered Peabody Institute vocal teacher whose tenure in the classroom lasted nearly 45 years, died of liver cancer Friday at Jefferson Medical Center in Philadelphia. He was 79. "He was a beloved Peabody figure," said James Harp, the Baltimore Opera Company's artistic administrator, who was a former student. "He was a walking encyclopedia of vocal music. His classes were required for all voice students, but he was such a wonderful teacher, other students would sign up to hear him."
NEWS
January 16, 1991
County participants, all high school seniors, in the state Talent inthe Arts competition were honored by the Board of Education at the Jan. 9 monthly meeting.Students from South Carroll High are:* Judith Franklin, Jennifer Kuipers, and Nicol Purdy, honorable mention in art.* Paula Moyer, semifinalist in instrumental music.* Stephanie Roberts, semifinalist in dance.Students from Liberty High are:* Danielle Haslam, Jenesse Jordan and Tracey Watts, honorable mention in drama.* Steven Lyons, honorable mention in vocal music.
NEWS
January 14, 1994
Li-Ly Chang, an internationally recognized pianist and music teacher who founded the International Young Artist Piano Competition Featuring Chinese Music, will give a lecture and recital on women composers in China at Western Maryland College on Jan. 20.The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in McDaniel Lounge.Ms. Chang has given solo recitals and performed with orchestras here and abroad.Her New York appearances include the Carnegie Hall Recital Series, the Gazebo Summer Series, and the American Landmark Festivals celebrating the Statue of Liberty centennial.
NEWS
March 27, 2003
RUTH SYLVIA HEALY died of brain cancer, Sunday, March 23, 2003 at her home in Ellicott City, MD. She was 65 at the time of her death. A native of Sagaponack, L.I., New York, Mrs. Healy graduated from East Hampton L.I. High School and Fredonia State College, Fredonia, NY where she majored in music. In 1965, she earned a Master's degree in Music from Trenton State University, Trenton, NJ and completed her Doctor's Equivalency courses form various institutions including Duquesne University, Pittsburg, PA, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA and Town State College, Towson, MD. Before moving to Baltimore in 1966, Mrs. Healy taught children of Department of Defense employees in Nurnberg, Germany.
NEWS
January 27, 2007
Gene Lowell Swain Sr., a retired city public schools vocal music instructor, died of anaphylactic shock Jan. 20 while on a trip to Boca Raton Fla. The Pikesville resident was 66. Born in Windsor, N.C., he earned a bachelor's degree in music education from Norfolk State University and a master's degree from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. In 1962, while at Norfolk State, he was initiated into the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He was a vocal music instructor in Norfolk, Va., before moving to Baltimore in 1988 and teaching at Westside Elementary School, Harriet Tubman Elementary, George Washington Elementary, Lake Clifton-Eastern High School and Forest Park High School.
NEWS
October 27, 2000
Olive Elizabeth Collins, 83, led Symphony Associates Olive Elizabeth Collins, a former officer of the Baltimore Symphony Associates, died Saturday of a heart ailment at home in West Dennis, Mass. She was 83 and formerly lived on Wendover Road in Guilford. President of the Baltimore Symphony Associates during the 1970s, she was active in civic and charitable causes, including the Baltimore Opera Company. Born Olive Elizabeth Jameson in Mechanicsville, N.Y., she attended local schools and was a nurse in New York City before her 1943 marriage to Mark F. Collins, publisher of the defunct News American from 1964 to 1979.
NEWS
By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 16, 1998
Combine Italy and music and, chances are, opera comes to mind.But long before "Madame Butterfly" and "Aida," back in the 17th century, Italy was already a hotbed of musical creativity.Claudio Monteverdi, the first musical genius of the modern age, was crafting madrigals of uncommon sophistication in Venice, where his Marian Vespers of 1610 would provide the world with its first large-scale choral masterpiece.In Rome, Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674) was composing dramatic oratorios such as "Jepthe," which would inspire talented Europeans of the next generation (George Frideric Handel was one)
FEATURES
By Glenn Gamboa and Glenn Gamboa,NEWSDAY | October 23, 2007
Carrie Underwood is a pretty girl with a pretty voice, singing pretty songs about, presumably, pretty people. And that makes the whole package -- including her new album, Carnival Ride, like the multiplatinum, award-winning smash before it (Some Hearts) -- all kind of nice, if predictable. Unlike her fellow American Idol winners, Underwood feels no need to break away from the hit-making fold. In fact, she embraces it. That means Carnival Ride goes down extraordinarily easy -- lots of lush, inspirational ballads that make the most of her gorgeous voice and a handful of rock-tinged up-tempo numbers about getting out of town or following your dreams, where she channels the Dixie Chicks, without all that, you know, messy political stuff.
NEWS
January 27, 2007
Gene Lowell Swain Sr., a retired city public schools vocal music instructor, died of anaphylactic shock Jan. 20 while on a trip to Boca Raton Fla. The Pikesville resident was 66. Born in Windsor, N.C., he earned a bachelor's degree in music education from Norfolk State University and a master's degree from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. In 1962, while at Norfolk State, he was initiated into the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He was a vocal music instructor in Norfolk, Va., before moving to Baltimore in 1988 and teaching at Westside Elementary School, Harriet Tubman Elementary, George Washington Elementary, Lake Clifton-Eastern High School and Forest Park High School.
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | April 11, 2006
William Anthony Yannuzzi, the Baltimore Opera Company's music director emeritus, who helped students develop their voices and talents for nearly 50 years, died of pneumonia complications yesterday at Maryland General Hospital. The Westview resident was 76. Colleagues said Mr. Yannuzzi, who had recently completed his work on a coming production of La Boheme, collapsed at his opera company office Wednesday in downtown Baltimore. "He was an extraordinary musician and teacher who was absolutely devoted to the opera company," said Michael Harrison, the company's director.
FEATURES
By TIM SMITH and TIM SMITH,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | January 9, 2006
If the name Lawrence Brownlee doesn't yet ring a lot of bells among fans of vocal music, it surely will soon. The Ohio-born tenor's career was launched only about four years ago, but he has already debuted at London's Royal Opera House and Milan's La Scala. He can produce uncommonly elegant phrasing as easily as he can set off vocal fireworks, a show-stopping combination he delivered in Washington Concert Opera's 2004 presentation of Rossini's La Donna del Lago. Brownlee, backed by ever-supportive and technically refined pianist Howard Watkins, sparked another hearty round of cheers in a compelling recital for Washington's invaluable Vocal Arts Society Thursday night at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater.
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | January 7, 2006
Zenobia Martin Kendig, the retired director of vocal music at Western High School and a gardener, died of cancer Tuesday at her Lutherville home. She was 97. Born Zenobia Rockwood in Owatonna, Minn., she was a Northwestern University student when she met her future husband, Joseph Martin, an accountant. When he took a job at the old Western Electric Corp. Point Breeze plant, she left school, and they moved to Baltimore's Mount Washington. Mrs. Martin, who was a pianist, taught music from her Woodcrest Avenue home and led a Girl Scout troop at St. John's Episcopal Church in the 1930s.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,Sun Music Critic | March 27, 2005
I like the complexity," says Phyllis Bryn-Julson. That's her succinct explanation of how a born-on-a-farm North Dakotan turned out to be one of the world's foremost interpreters of 20th-century vocal music -- the more challenging the better. The history of that music is not just about the composers who redefined concepts of tonality, rhythm and structure, defied expectations, stretched ears and minds. It's also about the musicians who could realize what those composers envisioned. And no one has ever been more adept at this process of realization than Bryn-Julson.
NEWS
By Fay Lande and Fay Lande,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | May 12, 1996
Todd Hrico raised his arms in a wide embrace, opened his mouth and filled the classroom with full, rich sound.Joining his voice were the voices of the Howard County Public School System Employees' Chorus, a group of teachers, administrators, custodians, secretaries, principals and aides -- and some of their spouses."
NEWS
March 27, 2003
RUTH SYLVIA HEALY died of brain cancer, Sunday, March 23, 2003 at her home in Ellicott City, MD. She was 65 at the time of her death. A native of Sagaponack, L.I., New York, Mrs. Healy graduated from East Hampton L.I. High School and Fredonia State College, Fredonia, NY where she majored in music. In 1965, she earned a Master's degree in Music from Trenton State University, Trenton, NJ and completed her Doctor's Equivalency courses form various institutions including Duquesne University, Pittsburg, PA, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA and Town State College, Towson, MD. Before moving to Baltimore in 1966, Mrs. Healy taught children of Department of Defense employees in Nurnberg, Germany.
FEATURES
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | March 26, 2003
Fans of vocal music have a bad habit of wallowing in memories - real or imagined - of the good old days, when great singers roamed the Earth in abundant numbers. Mention any artist today, and these nostalgia nuts invariably reply, "You should have heard so-and-so." But even folks with an uncontrollable fondness for the past would have to admit that the present sounds awfully good whenever Susan Graham sings. Over the past few years, the American mezzo-soprano has moved quickly into the stellar sphere with her gleaming tone, sure technique and inviting personality.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.