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Vocal Major Carolyn Smith Plans Recital April 27

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Posted: Tuesday Apr 9, 2013

April 9, 2013

Carolyn F. Smith of Washington, a vocal performance major at Saint Vincent College, will perform her junior recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27 in the Luparello Lecture Hall in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavillion on the campus of Saint Vincent College. She will be singing works from Mozart, Ronald, Schubert and Offenbach. Admission is free and open to the public.

The daughter of William and Shelly Smith, she has been singing since the age of 15. She is a cantor and choir member at her home parish of Immaculate Conception in Washington. She has also performed with the Diocesan Choir led by Fr. James Chepponis.

She began her studies at Duquesne University in 2010 where she studied voice with Guenko Guechev, the voice department chair. While at Duquesne, she performed with the Mary Pappert Chorale led by Christine Jordinoff. She performed in the voice department's Opera Scenes and Aria Nights as well as the opera Suor Angelica, and various performances with the Pappert Chorale. She also participated in the university's Lyrica Roma Program, in which select students are chosen to perform arias and scenes throughout Italy. She was accepted into the prestigious EPCASO program founded by Claudia Pinza. While there, she was able to work with and perform for Pinza, Vivica Genaux, Enza Ferrari and Maria Chiara.

Smith came to Saint Vincent College in the fall of 2012 as a vocal performance major. She has performed the role of Monica in Gian Carlo Mennoti's The Medium. She recently performed as the soprano soloist with the Saint Vincent Camerata for their performance of Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass. She will make her debut as Aline with the Saint Vincent Gilbert and Sullivan Players in their production of The Sorcerer April 12-14.

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