|UAB Department of Music Presents Master Class with Soprano Abra K. Bush and Pianist Philip Everingham|
Soprano Abra K. Bush and pianist Philip Everingham will present a voice master class in Hulsey Recital Hall from 12:20-1:10 on Friday, January 27. The master class is free and open to the public. Friday evening, they will present a recital of music by Debussy, Schubert, Tann, and Hundley. The recital will also take place in Hulsey Recital Hall at 7:30, and admission is free.
Soprano Abra K. Bush made her professional opera debut as Drusilla in L’incoronazione di Poppea at Opera Columbus with Boston Baroque. Her operatic roles encompass works from all periods of opera including Paix in Les Arts Flourissants, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Michaëla in Carmen, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel, and Laurie in The Tender Land. She has performed the world premier of works by Ricky Ian Gordon.
Bush earned a Bachelor of Music in Voice and Master of Music in Opera Theater from Oberlin Conservatory and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice from the Ohio State University. She has won the state and regional NATSAA Competition, the VARN Art Song Competition and the Columbus Symphony Young Musicians Competition.
She has taught voice and related subjects at Kenyon College and Concordia College. Dr. Bush currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at the Eastman School of Music.
Philip Everingham has collaborated with instrumentalists, choral ensembles, and singers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has coached several operatic productions in a variety of repertoire ranging from Mozart’s Don Giovanni to Argento’s Postcards from Morocco. Studies have been in Collaborative Piano where he holds the degrees of Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Minnesota and his Masters from Westminster Choir College.
Major teachers in the art of collaborative piano have been, Margo Garrett, Timothy Lovelace, Karl Paulnack, Dalton Baldwin, and Glenn Parker.
Everingham continues to perform, study, coach and teach singers in the beautiful and neglected song of the countries of Scandinavia. He holds the post of Lecturer at The Ohio State University where he has taught classes on Scandinavian Art Song.
He is currently Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Granville, Ohio where he conducts and supervises several ensembles, oversees the Music series, and plays the 21-rank Johnson pipe organ.