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Department of Music presents
workshop with Dr. Pamelia Phillips
March 26, 2008 --
University in Jonesboro will present an all-day
workshop with Dr. Pamelia Phillips of
New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts on Saturday, April 5, in
the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, 114 South Caraway Road, Jonesboro.
The all-day workshop with Dr. Pamelia Phillips is sponsored by the
Department of Music’s Opera Production program. The workshop is free to
the public but seating is limited. Area drama and vocal teachers are
encouraged to attend and bring interested students.
The workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the
discussion of Dr. Phillips’ book, "Singing for Dummies" and continue
with a session, “Establishing Musical Theatre in a Foreign Country,”
followed by selected student solo performances.
The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a session on "The
Do's and Don'ts of Auditioning,” including a question-and-answer session
with audience participation. The workshop will end with a variety of
group performances to be staged by Dr. Phillips.
Dr. Pamelia Phillips is chair of the department of voice and music in
the Collaborative Arts Project for the 21st Century (CAP 21) musical
theatre training conservatory, Tisch School of the Arts, Undergraduate
Drama Department, New York University.
Dr. Phillips received her doctor of musical arts degree in vocal
where she also earned the master of music in vocal performance. She
earned her bachelor of music education degree from ASU and was a student
of Julia Lansford.
Her performances range from contemporary American opera premieres to
guest performances with major symphonies. Roles include title roles in
“Carmen,” “The Tragedy of Carmen,” and “Lizzie Borden”, the Witch in
“Hansel and Gretel,” Giulietta in “Tales of Hoffmann,” Dorabella in
“Cosi fan Tutte,” Mum in “Albert Herring,” Constance in the world
premiere of “She Stoops To Conquer,” Lady with a Hat Box in “Garden Of
Mystery,” and Mrs. Cornett in “Tobermory.” Phillips has also appeared in
staged performances of “From the Diary of Virginia Woolf,” as Gloria
Thorpe in “Damn Yankees,” as Gymnasia in “Forum,” as a liebeslieder
singer in “A Little Night Music,” and as Lady Thiang in “The King and
I.” Symphonic performances include Berlioz’ “Le Mort de Cleopatra” with
the Bronx Symphony, Mahler's “Fourth Symphony” with the Centre Symphony,
“Das Lied von der Erde” and Mahler's “Third Symphony” with the
Symphonic Arts Ensemble. She has appeared as a guest artist with the
Phoenix Chamber Symphony, the South Texas Symphony, the
Fine Arts Orchestra, and the National Chorale.
Dr. Phillips is the author of the 2003 Wiley publication "Singing for
Dummies" and is currently writing her second book. She has taught at
Scottsdale Community College, and South Mountain Community College.
During the workshop, Dr. Phillips will work with university students
from the Department of Music’s opera production class and with students
from the Department of Theatre’s musical theatre classes. The workshop
will encompass the roles of operatic and musical theatre soloists as
well as focus on ensemble presentations. For more information, call
Julia Lansford, (870) 972-3801, or ASU’s Department of Music at (870)