Local Music http://wmuk.org en Schyler Sheltrown on Bach Fest vocal competition, musical grounding http://wmuk.org/post/schyler-sheltrown-bach-fest-vocal-competition-musical-grounding <p></p><p>A vocal performance major at Michigan State University who intends to pursue an operatic career, Schyler Sheltrown talks to Cara Lieurance about her musical mentors, including current teacher Melanie Helton and her high school instructor, David Hook.</p><p>Schyler&nbsp;details her experience at the <a href="http://www.kalamazoobachfestival.org/">Kalamazoo Bach Festival Young Vocalist Competition</a>. She also shares insight into the practice of opera singing and the music she prepared for the competition.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:15:37 +0000 Cara Lieurance 13535 at http://wmuk.org Schyler Sheltrown on Bach Fest vocal competition, musical grounding LHI Live: 2014 Bravo! finalists http://wmuk.org/post/lhi-live-2014-bravo-finalists <p></p><p>Listen to highlights from the <a href="http://www.kalamazoosymphony.com/page.php?page_id=184">Bravo!</a> concert, a showcase for west Michigan teen musicians chosen by audition to appear in a public concert recorded by WMUK.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:19:34 +0000 Cara Lieurance 13466 at http://wmuk.org LHI Live: 2014 Bravo! finalists A chat with 'Otello' singers Julie Anne Miller and David Gordon http://wmuk.org/post/chat-otello-singers-julie-anne-miller-and-david-gordon <p></p><p>Here's a <em>Let's Hear It</em>&nbsp;excerpt featuring a conversation with mezzo soprano Julie Anne Miller and tenor David Gordon.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>They are preparing their roles in Verdi's opera&nbsp;<em>Otello</em>‚Äč for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's season closer <a href="http://kalamazoosymphony.com">Friday night</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:45:55 +0000 Cara Lieurance 13389 at http://wmuk.org A chat with 'Otello' singers Julie Anne Miller and David Gordon LHI Live: As the Sea, with Nashon Holloway, Mark Niskanen, Andrew Rose http://wmuk.org/post/lhi-live-sea-nashon-holloway-mark-niskanen-andrew-rose <p></p><p>A combo of prodigiously talented young jazz musicians who met at Western Michigan University, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/astheseamusic">As The Sea</a> is noted for the close communication between the players themselves and between the players and the audience.</p><p>Singer/guitarist <a href="https://www.facebook.com/nashonmusic">Nashon Holloway</a>, pianist <a href="https://www.facebook.com/markniskanenphoto">Mark Niskanen</a>, and bassist Andrew Rose share their thoughts on songwriting and performing with Cara Lieurance in WMUK's Takeda studio.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:54:22 +0000 Cara Lieurance 13247 at http://wmuk.org LHI Live: As the Sea, with Nashon Holloway, Mark Niskanen, Andrew Rose New season, new director, new Fontana http://wmuk.org/post/new-season-new-director-new-fontana <p>The 2014-2015 Fall/Winter season of <a href="http://fontanachamberarts.org">Fontana </a>will feature eight concerts between September 2014 and April 2015.&nbsp;</p><p>Artist director David Baldwin and Cara Lieurance look at the variety of music and musicians, from renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson, to the legendary Marsalis family, to the centuries-old Vienna Boys Choir, who will appear in Kalamazoo as Fontana's guests next season.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:05:04 +0000 Cara Lieurance 13234 at http://wmuk.org New season, new director, new Fontana