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May 26, 2009

Birmingham-Southern music professor selected a master teacher for singer's convention

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College music professor and soprano Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw will be featured as a master teacher at the upcoming Classical Singer Convention in Chicago May 29-31.

She is among a select group of voice professors chosen as master teachers from institutions including BSC, Boston Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, Mannes School of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, and Westminster Choir College.

Leary-Warsaw will present a master class for college voice professors and college and high school students titled “What to Expect from Vocal Training during the College Years.” She will also serve as one of three judges for the annual convention's Classical Singer National Finals Voice Competition.

Leary-Warsaw has recently been heard in solo voice performances in Alabama, Georgia, and Washington, D.C., and in March was a featured guest on an affiliate podcast interview of The Star Quest Production Network. She has received national recognition for her original research, writings and performances of 19th century French vocal music from New Orleans, including in 2000 when her doctoral dissertation entitled "Nineteenth-Century French Art Song of New Orleans: A Repertoire Study" was recognized by the Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University as a "genuinely important work in American music history," for which she received a Peabody Career Development Grant.

Classical Singer is the premier magazine for classical singers and is the leader of the movement to expand the dramatic vocal talents for the enjoyment of people everywhere. It began in 1988 as The New York Opera Newsletter and has grown to a significant publication for all singers. For years it has provided in-depth insight and information for opera and classical singers around the world.

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