MANCHESTER, Conn. (February 13, 2018) — MCC students will perform and receive coaching from award-winning actress and singer Janelle Robinson on Tuesday, February 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium. MCC staff, faculty and students, along with the public, are invited to attend and listen. High school classes are welcome and encouraged to attend. The event is free.
Robinson holds a bachelor of music degree from The Hartt School, an advanced certificate in voice from The Juilliard School and a master of music degree from Curtis Institute of Music. She currently serves on the music faculty at Western Connecticut State University and The Hartt School. During the master class, students will perform pieces from several musical theater shows. Robinson will coach students in acting, vocal production and expression.
Her award-winning career spans 22 years on the operatic and musical theater state. She has performed internationally and received acclaim for her roles in South Pacific, Mary Poppins, Oklahoma and Showboat, as well as for her operatic roles with Virginia Opera, Opera Omaha, Connecticut Opera, Hartford Opera Theater and Opera Company Philadelphia.
She has worked with many directors and choreographers, including Michael Mayer, Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Barry Ivan, Vicky Bussert and many other well-known talents. Her various television and film credits include Law and Order: Criminal Intent, A Little Game and Aftermath.
Robinson is a member of the Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
The event is sponsored by MCC Foundation.
About MCC’s Music Studies Program – The MCC Music Studies associate in art degree is the only two-year degree in Music Studies in Connecticut accredited by the National Association for Schools of Music. This degree provides students with exceptional and affordable music instruction in the areas of music history, music theory, music ear-training, music technology and music performance (choral, chamber and jazz ensembles). Individualized vocal and instrumental instruction is also offered. Students have the opportunity to participate in recitals, master classes and international performance tours. For additional information, audition dates and application process, visit: www.manchestercc.edu/academics/divisions/liberal-arts/music/.