Moultrie Observer

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March 31, 2009

Vocalists, pianist to perform at ABAC

TIFTON — The First Tuesday Concert at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tuesday, April 7, will feature tenor Brian Nedvin, baritone Matthew Hoch and piano accompanist Ben Harris. They will perform classical pieces from Bach, Strauss, Bizet and other composers.

The concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the ABAC Chapel of All Faiths, and tickets for the performance can be purchased at the door. The cost is $3 for adults and $1 for students. ABAC students are admitted free with ID.

Patrons of the Arts and Entertainment Series can attend at no charge. An art exhibit and refreshments will be held in the ABAC music building immediately after the concert.

Nedvin is an assistant professor of music at Shorter College, where he teaches applied voice, diction and opera role preparation. He received his bachelor of music degree from Bucknell University, his master of music degree from Eastman School of Music, and his doctorate of musical arts degree at the University of North Texas.

Nedvin has appeared as a leading tenor at the New York City Opera, Washington Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Edmonton Opera, Arizona Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Bonn Stadt Opera and the Dortmund Opera. He has sung numerous times as a soloist at Carnegie Hall with Opera Orchestra of New York.

Hoch is also an assistant professor of music at Shorter College, where he teaches applied voice and vocal literature courses. He earned his bachelor of music degree, summa cum laude, from Ithaca College with a triple major in vocal performance, music education and music theory; his master of music degree from the Hartt School with a double major in vocal performance and music history; and his doctorate of musical arts degree in vocal performance and literature from the New England Conservatory.

Hoch is active as a solo performer in oratorio, opera, art song, chamber music and musical theater.

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