Master class to feature David Wakeham, baritone

David WakehamLinfield College invites the public to learn about the male singing voice in a class taught by David Wakeham, British-based baritone, Monday, March 14, at 8 p.m. in Delkin Recital Hall in the Vivian Bull Music Center at Linfield.

Wakeham will instruct a master class on the male voice, during which he will teach five baritones and tenors, emphasizing particular issues for the male singing voice. As a leading baritone in European opera houses, Wakeham has accumulated vast experience and knowledge. He has performed in places including La Scala Milano, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Theatre an der Wien, the Komische Oper Berlin, Oper Leipzig and Opera Australia with major roles in the Czech, German and Italian repertoire. Wakeham will be at Linfield for a ten-day residency March 8-16, during which time he will lead classes and lessons. 

Master class pianist is Linfield alumna Susan McDaniel, adjunct professor and collaborative pianist at Linfield. She has appeared widely as a soloist and chamber musician, including recitals in France, Germany, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. She studied piano with Jill Timmons at Linfield and Warren Jones at Manhattan School of Music. McDaniel has been a member of the music staff at Seattle Opera, Utah Festival Opera, the San Diego Opera Ensemble, and Manhattan School of Music.

The March 14 event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Lacroute Arts Fund and the Linfield Music Department. For more information, contact Gwen Leonard at 503-883-2233 or Donna Root at 503-883-2275.