Guest Artist Master Class: Mary Grogan, soprano
March 24, 2017 1 p.m.End:
March 24, 2017 3 p.m.Location: Choral Hall
Soprano Mary Grogan is the founder and general director of OperaMaya. The OperaMaya foundation includes an international summer music festival in the Riviera Maya of Mexico, artist management group, and regional opera company. It also sponsors an international composition competition for original works in any Mayan language, and various workshops centered on the themes of cultural tourism and the arts. Apart from her many duties associated with leading OperaMaya into its successful seventh season, Ms. Grogan is also a much sought after vocal clinician, teacher and performer. Specializing in helping professional singers in vocal crisis and recovery from vocal injury, she earned a reputation of working with even the most difficult cases. A former professor of voice at Indiana Wesleyan University, and present day private teacher, Ms. Grogan’s students perform in a variety of genres ranging from classical, jazz and modern pop styles in many countries around the world. As a clinician, she is regularly invited to teach master classes at universities including: Arkansas State, Ball State, Brigham Young, Chapman, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida State University, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Universidad de Guadalajara, Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and the universities of Louisiana, and Wisconsin. Ms. Grogan also appears as a guest speaker on a wide variety of subjects ranging from entrepreneurship in the arts, to church music and maintains an active performance career herself, with upcoming engagements in México, Romania and the United States. Making her operatic debut at the age of 16, with the Orlando Opera Company after winning its annual opera guild competition, her roles span from Mozart to Verdi and Puccini. A lyrico-spinto soprano, she studied with legendary artists including Martina Arroyo, Carlos Montané, and Virginia Zeani. Her education includes a Certificate in Italian Studies from Middlebury College, young artist training from Maestro Maurizio Arena and Enza Ferrari (Accademia La Scala) via the Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera (EPCASO) program, as well as a Master of Music in vocal performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from the University of South Florida.
Free and open to the public.