Lacey Eaton Returns to CMU for Guest Recital
Central Methodist University alumna Lacey Eaton will present a guest vocal performance recital at the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall on the CMU campus in Fayette this Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.
The recital is free and open to the public. This recital was recently performed as part of her requirements for the master's in vocal performance at the University of Kansas.
Eaton majored in vocal performance at CMU's Swinney Conservatory of Music and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in music performance in May 2011. At graduation she was honored with the CMU Selecman Award, the highest student honor given by the University.
She is a Fayette native, the daughter of Fred and Sherri Eaton. At Central, she was in Chorale and A Cappella Choir, and was opera fellow; she also was drum major for the CMU Marching Band and in Concert Band. She won numerous vocal awards while in undergraduate school, was active in summer opera productions, and did an internship with the Asheville (N.C.) Lyric Opera.
Eaton will perform "Lo! Here the Gentle Lark" by Sir Henry Bishop, accompanied on flute by Dr. Dori Waggoner, dean of the Swinney Conservatory and assistant professor of music.
She will also perform "Frauenliebe und Leben, Op. 42" by Robert Schumann; "Ariettes oubliées" by Claude Debussy; "Donde lieta usci" from La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini; and "The Shining Place" by Lee Hoiby.
Eaton is pursuing her master's of vocal performance at the University of Kansas under the tutelage of Dr. Julia Broxholm. She will be accompanied by Holly Beneventi Page on piano.
While at CMU, she studied under Dr. Susan Quigley-Duggan, associate professor of music and director of the opera program.
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