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University of New Mexico | November 1-3, 2024



Sunday, April 10

Trinity at the Marketplace
2520 Chama St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

2:00 PM
Collaborative Duo Division Masterclass

Albuquerque Music Teachers Association presents this masterclass with collaborative pianist Martha Dalager.

Martha Dalager is a member of the University of New Mexico's Piano Faculty in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She's played with the Music with the Maestro events, the Santa Fe Opera Mosaics, and the Roswell Chamber Series, among others. During her time in Albuquerque, Martha has accompanied hundreds of professional and amateur singers and instrumentalists. She also serves as a choral accompanist for the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus, UNM University Chorus, and De Profundis and is the staff accompanist for the Vocal Artistry Art Song Festival of which she is a founding board member.

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

Located in Keller Hall at the University of New Mexico.

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7:00 PM
The Temptation of Song

Mezzo Soprano Jacqueline Zander-Wall and Pianist James Harder invite you to join in a celebration of fourteen years of the VAASF in a recital of enticing works by Rossini, Colibran, Viardot, Mahler, Schubert, Harbison and Villa Lobos. Come and enjoy a tasting of Song.

Recital credits include the Stuttgart Hugo Wolf Gesellschaft, the Hamburg Mahler Verein, the Villa Lobos Ensemble, the Goethe Institute in Moscow and Boston, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Jacqueline Zander-Wall has performed Chamber Music with the New York Skaneateles Music Festival, the Hamburg Opera, Taos Chamber Music Festival, Montage Music Society, the Aspen Music Festival, the Warebrook Contemporary Music Festival in Vermont and throughout Germany. A proponent of new music Ms. Zander-Wall has sung with L’art pour l’art in Frankfurt, Chaosmas in Moscow and Boston, and Hamburgs improvisatory Scala Theater.

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After a dual career as a collaborative pianist and psychotherapist in New York City, James Harder relocated to Albuquerque in 2021. He joined the UNM Department of Music Faculty as a Part-Time Vocal Coach in fall 2022. An alumnus of California State University Fresno and Hunter College School of Social Work of The City University of New York, Mr.Harder is thrilled to be working with young artists at a collegiate level.

2024 Guest Faculty

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Mezzo-Soprano, Assistant Professor of Music at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Jennifer McGuire
Pianist, Music Director of the Vanderbilt Opera Theatre and Principal Senior Lecturer in Collaborative Piano at the Blair School of Music
Jonathan Retzlaff
Lyric Baritone, served as Professor of Voice and Pedagogy on the Voice, Opera and Vocal Coaching faculty at the Eastman School of Music
Paula Swalin
Soprano, Lecturer II, Voice
M.M., Eastman School of Music

Affiliated with AMTA Albuquerque Music Teachers Association to further the study of Art Song Repertoire

From the Community,
For the Community

Vocal Artistry’s Art Song Festival is an annual festival open to all students, singers, and pianists living in the state of New Mexico. Our goal is to encourage the further study, exploration and enjoyment of Art Song repertoire. Open performances by singers and pianists from all over the state are held throughout the weekend before a guest faculty, including international artists and representatives from the best music conservatories. Master Classes and open performances for all levels of singers and collaborative pianists are open to the public. Scholarship Winners are then chosen based on talent and artistic achievement. A final Concert and Reception, open to the public, is held to distribute Scholarship Awards from the Community. From the Community, For the Community.


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