Juilliard voice coach to be in residence at Penn State Jan. 29 to Feb. 1

January 27, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Juilliard faculty member Arlene Shrut will visit the Penn State School of Music Jan. 29 to Feb. 1 to present a masterclass, coach Penn State voice students, and perform a public recital.

Shrut will present a public masterclass, "Coaching: The Sister Art," at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, in 122 Music Building II. Masterclass participants will include Penn State voice students and their collaborative pianists.

She will complete her residency by accompanying Penn State voice students in a public recital at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, in Esber Recital Hall (free admission).

For more information, please access the featured events located at music.psu.edu. Shrut's residency is funded by the University Park Allocation Committee (UPAC) and hosted by voice professor Jennifer Trost.

Shrut has been hailed by The New York Times as a “strong and sensitive pianist,” and she performs with the elite performers of today while training the musicians of tomorrow. As a performer, Shrut has collaborated with Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson, and Angela Meade, among others. She regularly serves as official pianist and judge for international opera competitions sponsored by the Gerda Lissner Foundation, Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation, Giulio Gari Foundation, Loren Zachary Society, Marcello Giordani Foundation, and the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation. Shrut has recorded for the Dorian, Albany, Summit, Centaur, and Orion labels. Her discography includes works from the classical canon and recording premieres by contemporary composers. 

As an educator, Shrut currently serves on the senior coaching faculty of The Juilliard School's Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, as well as the Vocal-Piano Recital Faculty at Manhattan School of Music. Festivals that have recently featured Shrut as pianist, vocal coach and teacher for collaborative pianists include the Vancouver International Song Institute, Opera Experience Southeast, Greensboro Light Opera and Song, Operafest on Martha's Vineyard and in New Jersey, Resonanz Festival, and Songfest in Malibu. In 2015, Shrut joined the artist faculty of Source Song Festival and will be in residence again in August 2016. She is currently head coach and pianist at the Atlantic Music Festival and presents masterclasses across the country in subjects ranging from audition techniques to musical collaboration and entrepreneurship. In 2003, Classical Singer magazine named Shrut its inaugural “Coach of the Year.”

Last Updated January 27, 2016