Inspired by the Bard: Shakespeare in Art Song and Opera

January 9, 2003

Mary Baldwin University’s Sunday Recital Series continues with Sandra McClain, soprano, and Lise Keiter-Brotzman, pianist, Sunday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Blackfriars Playhouse, 10 South Market Street, Staunton. The program: “Inspired by the Bard: Shakespeare in Art Song and Opera.”

Sandra Clemmons McClain, a national winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, has appeared extensively in opera and concert in the New York metropolitan area as well as in the Southeast. A native of Beaufort, North Carolina, McClain earned a bachelor of arts degree from Meredith College, a master of music degree from Manhattan School of Music, and doctorate in education from Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. Before joining the Mary Baldwin University faculty in fall 2001, she was professor of music at Georgia Southern University. McClain’s recording of American art songs, “Love’s Season,” with accompanist Margo Garrett was recently released by Musicians Showcase Recordings.

Keiter-Brotzman joined the music faculty at Mary Baldwin University in fall 1998. She has performed around the country as a soloist and with other musicians and with orchestras. She recently appeared with oboist Joseph Robinson, the Cypress String Quartet, and the Charlottesville Chamber Orchestra. Keiter-Brotzman is a member of the College Music Society and the Music Teachers’ National Association. She frequently lectures and conducts master classes. From Charleston, Illinois, Keiter-Brotzman has a bachelor of music degree from Oberlin College and a master’s and doctorate in music from Indiana University.

The performance will be free and open to the public. For more information, call 887-7294. This recital is sponsored by the M.Litt./MFA in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance at Mary Baldwin University in partnership with Shenandoah Shakespeare.