Cole Tornberg, tenor, competed in the first round of the Classical Singer Competition in January and he has advanced to the second round Competition which will be at the Classical Singer Convention in Boston in late May. Good luck Cole!
This past weekend, Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17, 2013, Binghamton University students studying voice participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing for the Eastern Regional Vocal Competition at Ithaca College. Over 150 students from approximately 20 schools including Eastman School of Music, West Virginia University and Ithaca College participated in the competition.
Binghamton University had more First Place Winners than any school in the competition! They are:
Daniela Rivera (1st place) Freshman Women Division
Caitlin Gotimer (1st place) Sophomore Women Division
Charles Hyland (1st Place) Graduate Lower Divison
Robert Heepyoung Oh (1st Place) Graduate Upper Division
Hana Ryu (2nd Place) Graduate Upper Division.
The Eastern Region of NATS is made up of six Districts: Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Quebec, and West Virginia. They are one of the largest divisions in the Association and they offer many workshops and student auditions at the District and Chapter levels. In addition, there is a Regional Conference and Student Auditions every year.
For more information, call the Binghamton University Music Department at (607) 777-2592, visit music.binghamton.edu or become a fan on Facebook.
Photo: (left to right) Daniela Rivera, Charles Hyland, Hana Ryu, Caitlin Gotimer and Robert Heepyoung Oh
GRADUATE STUDENT ROBERT HEEPYOUNG OH
On Feb.21st Robert-Heepyoung Oh competed and won the Grand Prize in the 2013 Metropolitan International Vocal Competition. He will be a featured soloist at the Metropolitan International Music Foundation Gala Concert at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall during the 2013-14 season. Robert will also be invited to perform on future MIMF concerts and events in New York City. Congratulations! http://www.metfestival.org
Thomas Goodheart is on the Voice Faculty for the 2013 Metropolitan International Music Winter Festival in New York City Feb.13-24th. He will also be an adjudicator for the Metropolitan International Vocal competition. http://www.metfestival.org
He will serve as an adjudicator for the 2013 National Association of Teachers of Singing Eastern Regional Vocal Competition at Ithaca College March 15-17, 2013.
In June, he will be on the voice faculty at the Westchester Summer Vocal Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. www.wsvi.org
He is also the Vocal Director of the 2013 International Music Festival Songe d'ete en Musique in Quebec, Canada July 24-Aug 4, 2013.
William Lawson will be conducting the Binghamton Downtown Singers for their two concerts of Handel's Messiah, Friday December 21st and Saturday December 22nd both at 8:00 P.M. in the Helen Foley Theatre of Binghamton High School.
Oct. 27th, 2012 - Four graduate students from the B.U voice department participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Vocal competition at Ithaca College. Emily Geller ('14), Michael Celentano ('14), Hana Ryu ('14), Robert Heepyoung Oh ('13) all advanced to the final round. Michael Celentano won third place and Robert Heepyoung Oh was the first place winner in their respective divisions.
Thomas Goodheart, Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice was an adjudicator for the competition.
July - August 2012 - Thomas Goodheart, Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice was the vocal director of the International Music Festival, Songe d'ete en Musique in Quebec, Canada. B.U students, Hana Ryu, Mario EunHwan Bae (MM'13) and Robert Heepyoung Oh were among 20 singers chosen throughout North America to attend the Festival.
May 28 - August 11, 2012 - Baritone, Charles Hyland (MM'13) was among 31 singers chosen from over 1,000 auditions to attend the prestigious Central City Opera Festival, Central City, Colorado as a studio Artist.
May 24-26, 2012 Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice, Thomas Goodheart was an adjudicator and presented a masterclass entitled " Presenting a Successful College Audition" at the Classical Singer National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
Hong Zhang has actively given lecture-recitals, workshops, and solo performances at many universities and conferences nationwide and abroad in recent years. She recently attended National Chinese Language Conference in Washington D.C., University of Virginia, Hunter College, University at Buffalo, York University, University of Toronto, Portland State University, Kennesaw State University, National Academy of Theatre Arts, Beijing, Zhejiang University, Nankai University in China. Her most recent lecture/recitals were at Elmira College, Purdue University, University of Michigan, West Michigan University, US Naval Academy, Portland State University, University of Toronto, York University in Canada, SUNY College of Optometry and Nankai University in China. She also presented solo performances at Wright State University, SUNY-Oneonta, University of Memphis, Central Tennessee University, Kennesaw State University, Alfred University and Binghamton University. Finally her most recent award is the Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Language Education from Chinese Language Teachers Association. Students of Zhang's Singing Chinese class won prizes in two global Chinese language and talent competitions, organized by the Confucius Institute Headquarters. As the winners, 18 students of Zhang's were invited to visit China with all travel costs paid by the competition organizer. Also, one of her Singing Chinese student, Carrie Buck, won the First Place of Junior division of Chinese Bridge Talent Competition by singing a song which she learned in the Singing Chinese class.
Pej Reitz will be featured on Expressions (WSKG) on October 18th performing with Professor Steven Nanni of Hartwick College and making a New York debut with the Glickman Ensemble at Christ and St. Stephens Church on April 14th, 2013 and will be releasing their second CD at the concert. She will also be performing with Theater Street Productions in Lenox, Ma at Ventford Hall on September 8th, 2012 and performing a Four Hand Piano Concert on the new Temple Concord Series on October 28th, 2012 with Ida Trebicka of Syracuse University Piano Faculty.
Christian Martin (Music Alum '12) received word that following two public performances in San Jose and Santa Cruz, one of his newest choral pieces,
"Purple and Pearl" for accompanied SATB, placed first in the competition results. The winnings included a cash prize, a live recording of the work, and possible publication with Santa Barbara Publishing Company. Here is the link with more information: http://www.sjcp.org/page/composition_contest
Can be seen at the Prometheus Ensemble on the Music on the Mount Chamber Music Series in Danbury CT at 7:30 pm, May 19 and he will be on staff at the KentMusic String Quartet Conference at Colgate University, June 18-24, 2012.
Recorded last summer with the Glickman Ensemble at Bennett Studio's and it is being released on CD Baby to Amazon.com called The Enchanted Bassoon.
She has also been invited to do a recital with The Glickman Ensemble at the IDRS Festival July 11, 2012 near Cincinnati, Ohio, she will be performing as the accompanist in the play "Masterclass" at the Casino Theater in Newport, Rhode Island the week of July 14th to 22nd, 2012 and she was invited to accompany the Musica De Compostela in Spain August 3rd to August 20th, 2012.
Will be performing in a duo recital in Korea on Saturday, June 30, at Sejong Chamber Hall, Korea and in New York at the Soloist Ensemble Concert at Wooin Art Hall in July.
Last Updated: 4/22/13