Tenor Richard Kosowski and pianist Russell Young will present a guest artist recital at the WVU Creative Arts Center on Thursday (Sept. 2).

The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A) and is free and open to the public.

The program will feature Dominick Argento’s “Letters From Composers” and John Duke’s “Four Poems by Emily Dickinson.”

Dr. Kosowski is a faculty member in the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., where he teaches voice, diction, vocal techniques, music appreciation and directs scenes programs for Mercer University Opera. He previously taught and was affiliate artist at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music and served on the voice faculty at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. In addition, he has been a member of the performing faculty of the Berkshire Choral Festival in Sheffield, Mass., for several seasons. He holds a doctorate from the Moores School of Music and a master’s degree from the University of Miami.

Dr. Young is associate professor of opera and musical theater at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, Ga., and is an active vocal coach, accompanist and conductor. He received his bachelor’s degree in music history from Baylor University and a master’s degree in piano performance from the University of Louisiana-Monroe. He also holds a doctorate from the University of Miami. Young was awarded a Gramma Fisher Fellowship for study in accompanying and operatic coaching in Graz, Austria. As a vocal coach, he has worked at Western Opera Theater in San Francisco and the Stadtstheater in Darmstadt, Germany. He has also been associated with the Florida Grand Opera and Gold Coast Opera companies.

For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4359.


CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4841 ext. 3108, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

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