An Afternoon of Opera and Art Song at Mary Baldwin

January 27, 2005

Sopranos Sandra McClain (right) and Jennifer Kirkland, along with bass-baritone Stevens Garlick and pianist Linda Gamble Heuer will present an afternoon of opera and art song at Mary Baldwin University Sunday, February 6, at 3 p.m.

Sandra Clemmons McClain has appeared extensively in opera and concert in the New York metropolitan area as well as in the Southeast. McClain earned a BA from Meredith College, a MMus from Manhattan School of Music, and an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. Before joining the Mary Baldwin University faculty in 2001, she was professor of music at Georgia Southern University.

Kirkland is a staff attorney in the Office of General Counsel at Washington and Lee University and a professional vocalist and voice instructor. She earned a BMus from the Indiana University School of Music and a JD from University of Virginia School of Law. She just released a jazz CD, featuring area guitarist Bert Carlson.

Stevens Garlick, former Mary Baldwin professor of German, attracts an appreciative audience wherever he goes, whether he is in the classroom or on the stage. He continually hones his passion for music by performing in various concerts and operas. Garlick earned a BA from Harvard University and a MA and PhD from Stanford University.

Linda Gamble Heuer is the accompanist for the Mary Baldwin Choir and adjunct instructor of music. She has served as an accompanist at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competitions, and has a private studio. Heuer has a BMus from the University of Michigan School of Music and a MA from Eastern Michigan University.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and $4 for students and seniors. They can be purchased at Blue Mountain Coffees or Bookstack in Staunton, or at the door of Francis Auditorium in Pearce Science Center at Mary Baldwin. For more information, call 887-7294.