'Sing Out!' competition, exhibition opens in Borland Project Space Oct. 23

October 17, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — "Sing Out!" — a performance-based, scholarship competition created by the combined voice areas of the School of Music and School of Theatre — will be held Oct. 23-Nov. 1 in the Borland Project Space, 125 Borland Building.

Sing Out!
IMAGE: PSU Music Department

This new venture asks Penn State students to imagine a program of three contrasting selections: one from opera, one from musical theatre, and one of the singer’s choice. The finalists will be given the opportunity to workshop their programs with faculty members through voice lessons, musical coaching, and staging rehearsals.

"Sing Out!" brings these rehearsals into the Borland Project Space, allowing members of the Penn State community a rare inside view into the process of theatrical and musical preparation leading up to a performance. The public is invited to the following 'Sing Out!' events:

Preliminary Competition

4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23

Join us for the preliminary competition of Sing Out! Hear students perform their selections and vie for a chance to perform in the finals on Thursday, Nov. 1.

Voice Pedagogy Class (MUS 418)

12:20–1:10 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22; Wednesday, Oct. 24; Friday Oct. 26; Monday, Oct. 29; Wednesday, Oct. 31; and Friday, Nov. 2

Throughout "Sing Out!", the Voice Pedagogy course will hold its class meetings in 125 Borland. Class topics will include vocal registration and resonance.

Final Competition and Reception

4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1

Join us for the finals of the Sing Out! Competition. Annie Burridge, General Director of Austin Opera, and School of Music 2018 Alumni Award Recipient will serve as guest adjudicator. A reception with light refreshments will follow the competition.

Additional classes, rehearsals and lessons will be listed outside 125 Borland.

About the Borland Project Space

The Borland Project Space seeks to showcase vivacious research culture of Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture. With this notion we move beyond traditional exhibitions, performances, and scholarly programming to expose the processes and procedures of “arts research,” which viewers seldom see. Home to several residences and projects throughout the academic year, the space is open for visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, throughout the academic year. For additional information on current and upcoming events, please visit our website, borlandprojectspace.psu.edu.

Last Updated October 18, 2018