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Drake faculty recital to feature colorful works

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Leanne Freeman-Miller

Drake University’s faculty recital season will kick off at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, with a performance by Leanne Freeman-Miller, soprano, and Michelle Havlik-Jergens, piano.

The concert is free and open to the public, and will be held on Jordan Stage in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main, 2507 University Ave.

Freeman-Miller will perform art songs and arias including Aaron Copland’s “12 Poems of Emily Dickinson,” operatic arias from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and Korngold’s “Die Tote Stadt,” as well as new American art songs.

In addition, she will sing repertoire by Schubert, Conte, Moore, Hundley and Thomas.

The recital will be recorded and broadcast on WOI Radio later this fall.

Freeman-Miller is an associate professor of voice and teaches studio voice, vocal pedagogy and vocal literature. In May 2006, she received the Madelyn Levitt Teacher of the Year award, Drake’s highest faculty honor for teaching. She has appeared frequently as a soloist with many performing groups in the Midwest region.

Read more about Freeman-Miller online.