Davidson Student Recital Series kicks off Nov. 28 at KCC

Kellogg Community College Individualized Lesson Program music students will display their talents during a pair of recitals at 1 p.m. Nov. 28 and Dec. 5.

The recitals are part of the Davidson Student Recital Series and will be performed in the auditorium of the College’s Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center, 450 North Ave. They are free and open to the public.

Dr. Gerald Blanchard, vocal music professor at KCC and coordinator of the Individualized Lesson Program, said each recital will include a unique program with the KCC students performing solos that showcase their vocal and instrumental talents.

“We are very pleased that we can showcase some of our most talented music students in these concerts,” Blanchard said.

In addition to individualized voice and instrumental lessons and student recitals, KCC’s vocal arts area offers master classes, a yearly opera workshop and choral opportunities including the Kellogg Singers, the Branch County Community Chorus, Concentus Vocal Ensemble and the Choral Union Touring Choir.

The start of the Davidson Student Recital Series kicks off a big month for vocal arts at the College, which will include Branch County Community Chorus performances of G.F. Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 2 and 8 and the Opera Workshop’s performance of “Opera Meets Broadway, part 2: Get Your Diva On” on Dec. 12.

For more information about vocal arts at Kellogg Community College, contact the College’s Arts and Communication offices at 269-565-7859 or visit www.kellogg.edu/performart.

Pictured above, Kellogg Community College vocal student Shannon Egan sings during the College’s Opera Workshop preview on Nov. 8, 2012.