USD musical theatre program to host artists

USD musical theatre program to host artists
The musical theatre program at The University of South Dakota will host two guest artists the week of Feb. 12-16.

Dr. Russell Young, associate professor of opera and musical theater at Kennesaw State University, and Kathleen Miller, a professional performer and native of Madison, will both conduct master classes and private voice lessons with musical theatre and voice students in the College of Fine Arts throughout the week.

Master classes that are open to the public include one by Dr. Young, Feb. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall, and one by Ms. Miller, Feb. 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Arena Theatre.

Dr. Young is an active vocal coach, accompanist and conductor who is comfortable in all styles of vocal and musical theatre repertoire. He received his master's of music in piano performance from the University of Louisiana-Monroe, and his doctorate of music arts in accompanying and chamber music from the University of Miami.

Kathleen Miller graduated from Southern Methodist University and has performed extensively in both opera and musical theatre.

Bruce Earnest, director of musical theatre, is coordinator of the guest artist activities and can be contacted at (605) 677-5905 or for more information.

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