Vocal Performance Alumni Join Summer Opera Theatre

Jul. 1, 2019

Vocal Performance Alumni Join Summer Opera Theatre
McGee performing in Webster University Opera Scenes, 2016

Webster University vocal performance alumni Brittany Graham, MM ’18 and Randell McGee, BM ’16 joined the cohort of Leigh Gerdine Young Artists this summer season at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

Members of the program sing in the chorus as well as in supporting roles and/or cover for leading and featured roles in mainstage productions of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. They also appear as soloists in the company's community outreach presentations. As young artists, they receive coachings and career guidance from established artists affiliated with Opera Theatre.

Graham and McGee both sang in the world premiere of the new opera Fire Shut Up In My Bones by Terence Blanchard and Kasi Lemmons.

“These two were talents as students at Webster,” said Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music. “We knew they were going to sing big things, and they are — winning competitions, gaining contracts, charting the career path that will take them long into the opera and concert-music world.

The vocal performance program at Webster University includes intensive applied lesson instruction and coursework in literature, pedagogy, and diction, in addition to weekly coachings and master classes. The program is led by Martha J. Hart. Degree options include the Bachelor of Music in Performance and the Master of Music in Performance.  

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