The ‘Masters’ to recite music

An educational evening filled with a variety of different selections will be available to students Tuesday, March 20 with the Spring 2018 Master Class Recital. Held in the Los Medanos College Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m., this recital will feature the guest clinician Professor Burr Cochran Phillips.

A professor of Voice and Opera at University of the Pacific-Conservatory of Music, Phillips has had a big taste of both performing and teaching music such as playing with the Dallas Symphony, Sacramento Opera and teaching music at the Big Bear Lake Festival of Song.

Joining Phillips during the recital will be LMC Associate Professor of Voice and Opera Ivanna Taratula-Filipenko, who is an Operatic Mezzo Soprano and will be performing along with some LMC vocal students from Music 65 & Music 67— a private lessons music course.

Presenting the Master Class Recital alongside the LMC Division of Vocal and Choral, LMC Professor Silvester Henderson absolutely believes that this evening, while entertaining, is also beneficial to music students who attend because it “is also an incentive [to] transfer.”

Students will be able to learn from professional musicians who have furthered their education and they will also have the opportunity to see what it is like to be a professional musician.

“Bringing faculty and artists from other colleges enhance the music experience of our students because they get another perspective on what to expect in the real world,” said LMC Music Professor Luis Zuniga.