Frostburg State University’s Division of Performing Arts – Music's Faculty Artist Series will present a recital featuring soprano Leanne Villareal on Thursday, May 4, at 8 p.m. at the Pealer Recital Hall of the FSU Performing Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.
Assisted by pianist Betty Jane Phillips, Mark Gallagher on clarinet and baritone Benjamin Schneider, Villareal will perform works by Ravel, Berg and Mozart.
Villareal is currently on the faculties of FSU and Mount Saint Mary’s University in Western Maryland. She taught voice for three years at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Villareal grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and pursued undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. She then received her graduate education at the Westminster Choir College in New Jersey. Her honors include a Grammy-winning recording of Dvorak’s “Requiem” with the New Jersey Symphonic Orchestra. Throughout her career, she has landed roles in operas such as Bizet’s “Carmen” and Verdi’s “Falstaff.”
For more information contact the Division of Performing Arts-Music at 301-687-4109. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.