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January 23, 2004

ULM Voice Faculty in Concert

The School of Visual and Performing Arts Division of Music at the University of Louisiana at Monroe will present its Faculty Artist Concert Series Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall. The concert will feature the ULM vocal faculty singing selections from opera, operetta, and music theatre including works of Verdi, Johann Strauss, Donizetti, Puccini, Copland, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Fred Bock. Tickets are $7 each and will be available at the door or may be reserved by calling 342-3811. Kilpatrick Funeral Home is sponsoring the concert.
Solos and ensembles will be featured, with performers including: Louis Nabors, associate professor of voice, bass. Nabors has performed with the Arizona Opera Company, Houston Grand Opera, and the Los Angeles Opera and regularly tours Europe. Martha Hollier, Biedenharn Endowed Chair in Music, soprano. Hollier is from Russia and was a soloist for the Bolshoi Opera before coming to the United States. Johnny Ray Jones, assistant professor of voice and Director of Choral Studies, tenor. Jones is active in many regional music theatre productions and will be performing the part of Harold Hill in the upcoming production of "The Music Man" at the Strauss Theatre. Kristen Oden, instructor of voice, soprano. Oden has been featured soloist with the Little Rock Symphony, Pine Bluff Symphony, South Arkansas Symphony, and the Monroe Symphony. Richard Novak, assistant professor of voice and Opera Director, tenor. Mr. Novak joined the ULM faculty this year from the prestigious opera programs of the University of North Texas and Stephen F. Austin University.

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