2013 Winner: B.M. Senior Recital

Project Information
B.M. Senior Recital
Arts
Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance
I am aware that the deadline to submit this application was last night but I was notified today that the music faculty wanted to nominate me to apply for this award.
Elliott Nguyen
B.M. Senior Recital
UCSC Recital Hall
Wednesday April 10, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Accompanied by Jen Lependorff and Kylan de Ghetaldi
4 Month Project

Learn, interpret and perform Robert Schumann's Liederkreis(Eichendorff) (12 songs) in German, Francis Poulenc's Le Travail du Peintre (7 songs) in French, and a few Spirituals (5 songs).

Researched the Liederkreis Song Cycle with Jen Lependorff. Looked up the word for word translation German-English. Listened to recordings. Spent weeks working through the music, getting the dynamics and nuances for the piece. Brian Staufenbiel coached this cycle in my voice lesson and vocal repertoire class.

Started listening to Le Travail du Peintre by Poulenc. Winfield Atherton translated the French word for word. Spent weeks working through the music. Worked on music with Kylan and Mickey. Had extra rehearsals. Brian Staufenbiel coached this cycle in my voice lesson and vocal repertoire class.

Went to the library to find music for the Spirituals. Spent weeks in preparation to perform the Spirituals. Rehearsed with Kylan. Coached with Brian in my voice lesson.
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Students
  • Elliott Nguyen (Kresge)
  • Jennifer Lependorf (Porter)
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