MSUM’s School of Performing Arts will hold a Voice Festival Jan. 18-21, featuring workshops, masterclasses and performances for singers and performers in high school and college.  

Workshops and masterclasses are free, but registration is required and limited to eight participants. Spectators can also register for tickets. For more information and to register, visit the Voice Festival website. All workshops and masterclasses will be held in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Fox Recital Hall.   

Masterclass topics:  

  • The Power of Relaxing (Tuesday, Jan. 18 | 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.)
  • Singing in English (Wednesday, Jan. 19 | 4 to 5:30 p.m.)  
  • Singing and acting (Thursday, Jan. 20 | 4 to 5:30 p.m.) 
  • Contest and audition preparation (Friday, Jan. 21 | 4 to 5:30 p.m.) 

Guest Artists:  

  • Christopher Dufault, mixed martial arts instructor and relaxation coach 
  • Holly Janz, Concordia College voice, diction and pedagogy professor  
  • Stephen Sulich, collaborative pianist and Artist-in-Residence, Hvidsten Hall of Music,Concordia College 
  • Frederic Heringes, professional singer, actor and stage  
  • Jenny Dufault, MSUM music professor specializing in teaching young singers to discover and develop their voices 

To This We’ve Come 

The weeklong series of workshops will culminate in a final opera performance Sunday, Jan. 23 at 7: 30 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gaede Stage. The workshop presenters will present an evening of opera scenes by three late-20th century American composers, including Samuel Barber, Dominick Argento and Gian Carlo Menotti. 

Tickets To This We’ve Come, $10 for adults, $8 for students are available at mnstate.edu/tickets