Cory Schantz, Guest Faculty Voice Recital at Laidlaw September 24


Posted on September 21, 2017 by Keith Bohnet Keith Bohnet


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Dr. Cory Schantz

Baritone Cory Schantz will perform a Guest Faculty Voice Recital in the USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on Sunday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Schantz' program will include music by Jacques Ibert, Daron Aric Hagen, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Mitch Leigh. Angela Draghicescu will accompany Dr. Schantz in this concert.

Admission to this Department of Music concert is free and open to the public. Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.

About the Performer

Dr. Cory Schantz, baritone, is Director of Opera and Assistant Professor of Voice at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia. His teachers have included Marilyn Horne, Sharon Mabry, John Gillas, Kenneth Shaw, and Linda DiFiore. He has sung under the batons of notable conductors such as Arthur Fagen, Joseph Resigno, Craig Kier, and Keith Chambers.

Dr. Schantz maintains an active career as a performer both on the stage and in the concert hall. He has appeared in principal roles with Tulsa Opera, Atlanta Opera, Baltimore Opera, First Coast Opera, and Wichita Grand Opera. He will make his Opera Birmingham debut in 2017, singing the role of Capulet in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. He has recently appeared as soloist with Rome (GA) Symphony Orchestra, Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Schantz will perform recitals at Middle Tennessee State University and Austin Peay State University in February 2017.

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Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event! Call (251) 460-7116 or email kbohnet@southalabama.edu. Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert! (Pass Holders only please! Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at www.southalabama.edu/music and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.


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