**New date Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 12:10 pm**
Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to postpone and reschedule Marion Newman's October 31 master class to Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 12:10 pm in Walter Hall. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
TODAY, Tuesday, October 31, 12:10-1:00pm: MASTER CLASS WITH TONY ARNOLD, SOPRANO
Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park, Toronto
The Tuesday Noon series is made possible in part by a generous gift from Dianne W. Henderson.
Voice Studies welcomes contemporary music specialist and soprano, Tony Arnold, for a class featuring Faculty of Music singers exploring works by Ian Cusson and George Benjamin.
We are immensely grateful to Aiyun Huang, Area Head, Percussion, and Director, Technology and Performance Integration Research Lab (TaPIR) for facilitating this master class.
Soprano Tony Arnold is a luminary in the world of chamber music and art song. Today's classical composers are inspired by her inherently beautiful voice, consummate musicianship, and embracing spirit" (Huffington Post). Hailed by the New York Times as "a bold, powerful interpreter," she is internationally acclaimed as a leading proponent of contemporary music in concert and recording, having premiered hundreds of works by established and emerging composers. Since becoming the first-prize laureate of both the 2001 Gaudeamus International Competition (NL) and the 2001 Louise D. McMahon Competition (USA), Tony Arnold has collaborated with the most cutting-edge composers and instrumentalists on the world stage, and shares with audiences her "broader gift for conveying the poetry and nuance behind outwardly daunting contemporary scores" (Boston Globe). Her unique blend of vocal virtuosity and communicative warmth, combined with wide-ranging skills in education and leadership were recognized with the 2015 Brandeis Creative Arts Award, given in appreciation of "excellence in the arts and the lives and works of distinguished, active American artists."