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Opera Workshop at Moravian to Highlight Students’ Vocal Talents

Magic FluteBethlehem, Pa., January 15, 2013—Moravian College will hold an Opera Workshop Performance, under the direction of Trisha Budlong, on Saturday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Peter Hall. Arias and scenes from The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, Der Freischutz, Pirates of Penzance, Vanessa, Too Many Sopranos, The Tender Land, and Tales of Hoffman will be performed by Moravian vocal students with Bram Rader accompanying.

General admissions is $5. For more information on this event, please visit the Moravian Music Department web page www.moravian.edu/music. Peter Hall is located on Moravian College’s Hurd Campus in historic downtown Bethlehem.

Patricia Budlong has been an artist-Lecturer in Voice at Moravian College since the fall of 2004. In 2010, she was the recipient of the T. Edgar Shields Prize for excellence in studio teaching, contributions to music scholarship and participating in musical activities and a quality relationship to music students. That year, she also became the director of the Opera Workshop at Moravian College. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, operatic and concert work, Patricia continues to perform both as a solo recitalist around the country and with chamber ensembles including Take 2 Woodwind Trio in Edmonton, Canada, and Two-Part Invention and Satori in the Lehigh Valley.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type of accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880 at least one week prior to visiting Moravian.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.