Graduate Voice Recital

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Title:
Graduate Voice Recital
Physical Description:
Project in lieu of thesis
Creator:
Williams, Erica
Publisher:
College of Fine Arts; University of Florida
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Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( Master of Music)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Committee Chair:
Graham, Elizabeth
Committee Members:
Smith, Brenda
Ellis, Laura

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Abstract:
At 7:30pm on the 8th of February, 2014, a graduate voice recital was presented featuring works covering several time periods and languages. It was given in the room 101 Recital Hall of the University of Florida Music Building. The recital began with “E pur cosí un giorno . . . Piangeró la sorte mia,” one of Cleopatra’s famous arias from George Friedric Handel’s opera, Giulio Cesare in Egitto. It continued with three German Lied by Richard Strauss: “Ständchen,” “Morgen,” and “Kling!” Concluding the first half was a bel canto aria “Ah tardai troppo . . . O luce di quest’anima,” from Gaetano Donzetti’s Linda di Chamounix. The second half consisted of two song sets: Claude Debussy’s Quatre Chansons de jeunesse and Robert L. Morris’ Lyric Suite: Spirituals in a Gospel Style. Along with a variety of styles, the repertoire explored different aspects of vocal technique, including breath management, agility, and vowel formation. A solid technique was required to allow freedom of expression to artistically fit the mood of each piece.
General Note:
Music Performance terminal project

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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AA00025564:00001


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A GRADUATE VOICE RECITAL By ERICA WILLIAMS SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE: ELIZABETH GRAHAM, CHAIR BRENDA SMITH, MEMBER LAURA ELLIS, MEMBER A PERFORMANCE IN LIEU OF THESIS PRESENTED TO THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF MUSIC UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 2014

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Summary of Performance in Lieu of Thesis Presented to the College of Fine Arts of the University of Florida in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Music Graduate Voice Recital By Erica Williams May 2014 Chair: Elizabeth Graham Major: Music At 7:30pm on the 8th of February, 2014, a graduate voice recital was presented featuring works covering several time periods and languages. It was gi ven in the room 101 Recital Hall of the University of Florida Music Building. The recital began with “E pur cos un giorno Pianger la sorte mia,” one of Cleopatra’s famous arias from Ge orge Friedric Handel’s opera, Giulio Cesare in Egitto It continued with three German Lied by Richard Strauss: “Stndchen, ” “Morgen,” and “Kling!” Concluding the first half was a bel canto aria “Ah tardai troppo O luce di quest’anima,” from Gaetano Donzetti’s Linda di Chamounix The second half consisted of tw o song sets: Claude Debussy’s Quatre Chansons de jeunesse and Robert L. Morris’ Lyric Suite: Spirituals in a Gospel Style Along with a variety of styles, the repertoire explored different aspects of vocal technique, including breath management, agility, and vowel fo rmation. A solid technique was required to allow freedom of expression to artistically fit the mood of each piece.

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Pg # BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH Erica Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Music degree in vo cal performance from Barry University. She was a recipient of a Music Talent Scholarship throughout her years at Barry University. Additionally, she was an intern in the University Music Mi nistry Internship program, receiving the Charles Heising Scholarship. While at Barry, Ms. Williams was featured in numer ous recitals and concerts such as scenes programs, the roles of The Friend in Amelia Goes To The Ball and Le Feu in L’enfant et les sortileges as well as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Regina Coeli From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Williams was a frequent performer with the Miami Lyric Opera (MLO) as a chorus member and a Young Artist. She has played comprimario roles such as The Aunt in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and the Shepherd Boy in Puccini’s Tosca, for which she received delightful reviews. Other MLO performances include Lucia di Lammermoor L’elisir d’amore L’Amico Fritz La Bohme, Don Pasquale, La Traviata, and Arrieta’s Spanish opera, Marina The summers from 2009 to 2012, Ms. Williams performed in the Riuniti Opera’s summer program with the Alhambra Orchestra. She sang the roles of Adele in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus as well as the First Spirit and the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Moreover, Ms. Williams was accepted into the 2013 American Singers’ Opera Proj ect Summer Program, in which she performed the role of Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni As a student at the University of Florida, Ms. Williams participated in the University Chamber Choir. She travelled with the choir to Columbia, S outh Carolina, and Buga, Colombia, in which she was one of the soloists. Ms. Williams also performed wi th the Harpsichord Ensemble as a soprano soloist. Moreover, Ms. Williams was a part of the UF Op era Theater, participating in scenes programs and playing the role of the Second Attendant in Dido and Aeneas Ms. Williams is concluding her studies at

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Pg # the University of Florida, pursuing a Master of Mu sic degree in vocal performance. She currently studies with Dr. Elizabeth Graham.