Concert: Brad Howard, singer, and Will Ransom, piano
January 23, 2017
When: Monday, January 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Williams Hall (Oxford)
Admission Cost: Free
School: Oxford College
Department/Organization: Oxford College
Building/Room: Williams Hall (Oxford)
Speaker/Presenter: Brad Howard and Will Ransom
Contact Name: Danielle Dockery
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Tenor Bradley Howard serves as Director of Vocal Studies at Emory. He teaches the opera and musical theatre workshop, performance techniques, and coordinates the vocal program.
With a singing career of 20 years spanning the classical and modern choral works, solo recitals, and operatic roles, Howard has developed a repertoire of some of opera's most classic roles.
Recent concerts have include collaborations with pianists Deborah Thoreson and Will Ransom, guitarist Rylan Smith, poet Natasha Tretheway, the Vega String Quartet, and Emory Symphony and University Chorus performing Beethoven's 9th Symphony celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Schwartz Center at Emory.
He currently is the Director of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for the Southeastern Region of the United States.
Howard earned his BM in Voice Performance at Baylor University (1989) and MM in Voice Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (1992).
William Ransom is the Mary Emerson Professor of Piano and head of the piano faculty at Emory. He is founder and artistic director of the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta.
Ransom has appeared in recital, as soloist with orchestras, and as a chamber musician in Eastern and Western Europe, Japan, Korea, South America, Mexico and throughout the United States. His performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio and Television in the United States, Japan, Korea, Argentina, and Poland.
Ransom has commissioned and premiered several major works by composer Stephen Paulus, and he was also the featured pianist performing music by Dwight Andrews used in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway hit, "The Piano Lesson," as well as the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie based on the same play.
Ransom attended Juilliard School in New York (BM and MM), and also the University of Michigan (DMA).
In the summers, Ransom is artistic director of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina and also an artist-faculty member of the Kamisaibara Pianists Camp in Japan.
This is an Oxford Studies event.