Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Young Opera Singer Joins College Music Faculty in Iowa

"Andrew Wannigman will join the Luther College faculty as an alumni guest lecturer of music in August. Wannigman served as the section leader and soloist at the First Church in Chestnut Hill, Boston, from 2007-09. He served as a professional singer for Opera North in 2009 and the Des Moines Metro Opera in 2010 and 2011. He has played the roles of Papageno in The Magic Flute, Figaro in The Barber of Seville, and Baritone in the North American premiere of 3x3=∞. Wannigman has performed in Randall Despommier's Mass for Baritone and Piano, the premiere of Lori Dobbins' The Rage of Achilles, and was a soloist in Vaughn Williams Five Mystical Songs and Beethoven's Mass in C. He was awarded the Society of Singers Vocal Arts Scholar in 2008 and the Andy Anselmo Scholarship from the New England Conservatory in 2007-08. Wannigman has led workshops in voice and opera and led master classes for Iowa high school singers. He holds the bachelor's degree from Luther and the master's degree from the New England Conservatory, Boston." [Source]

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