Lee University Opera Theatre presents: Hänsel und Gretel

From now until July 15th, enjoy this video production of a classic tale. Following all COVID-19 safety guidelines and regulations, the Opera Theatre adapted its production for film, to avoid any gathering of crowds in the audience, to minimize the time spent with all the students together for rehearsal, and to allow large portions to take place outside. 

Staying true to the values of Opera Theatre to provide as many performance opportunities to as many students as possible, the film was produced with two casts.


Here, you can watch the Red Cast (Edited by James Frost):

Featuring Rose Livingston, Jill Reynolds, Tess Varlack, Andrew Easterling, Ashley Mills, Olivia Williams, Lindsey Gore

Chorus: Celia Angel, Audrey Brokish, Megan Foster, Shea Hawkins, Caroline Layton, Katie Lin, Abby Newman, Kaylee Smith, Emily Stewart


Here, you can watch the Green Cast (Edited by JD Frost II):

Featuring Cecelia Fornuto, Julianna McKenna, Tess Varlack, Andrew Easterling, Katie Lin, Kaylee Smith, Audrey Brokish

Chorus: Celia Angel, Megan Foster, Lindsey Gore, Shea Hawkins, Caroline Layton, Ashley Mills, Abby Newman, Emily Stewart, Olivia Williams


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 English Translation by Constance Bache, Arr. by Hamilton Benz
 Used by permission of G. Schirmer, Inc.
 Synchronization rights licensed from G. Schirmer, Inc. Used with permission.

A Sneak Peak At Opera Theatre’s New Film

Lee University Opera Theatre produces a full production of an Opera annually at the end of February. In 2021, the production would have taken place right at the height of the global pandemic. 


Opera Theatre adapted its production for film, to avoid any gathering of crowds in the audience, to minimize the time spent with all the students together for rehearsal, and to allow large portions to take place outside. 


Staying true to the values of Opera Theatre to provide as many performance opportunities to as many students as possible, the film was produced with two casts.


Both Full Films will be available to view for FREE on the Opera Theatre’s YouTube Channel from 6/15-7/15 only.
Enjoy an evening at the Opera – or rather in the forest – at home!

Lee University International Piano Festival and Competition 2021

The annual International Piano Festival and Competition is right around the corner! This four day virtual event will feature twenty talented participants, three Artist Recitals, as well as several masterclasses and presentations!

The Artist Recitals will be Livestreamed and can be viewed here:

Recital #1: Jonathan Jung (Thursday May 27, 6:30pm) — https://livestream.com/accounts/7998368/events/9681805

Recital #2: Christopher Harding (Friday May 28, 6:30pm) — https://livestream.com/accounts/7998368/events/9681801

Recital #3: Thomas Lanners (Saturday May 29, 6:30pm) — https://livestream.com/accounts/7998368/events/9681792

Interested in learning more? Check out the official website https://www.leeupianofestival.com/events-schedule

Virtual Collab Music Experience: Making Music Together

Join us for the inaugural event of Lee’s Collaborative Music Series!

Dr. ChoEun Lee, a variety of distinguished SOM faculty, and guest speakers will be hosting this unique workshop opportunity! On Saturday, September 19 learn how to effectively communicate and collaborate with other musicians to give your best possible performance every time.

Registration is open now until September 5th and registration is free for current Lee students with a valid ID.

For more information and the official registration, visit: leeucollabmusic.com

Senior Honors Concert

Lee University’s Senior Honors Concert will take place Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall, located in Lee’s Humanities Center.

“The Senior Honors Concert is an annual event that allows us to celebrate some of our most talented senior undergraduate musical performers,” said Dr. Douglas Warner, director of applied studies in music. “Throughout the last several years, these outstanding students have demonstrated superior performance, earning the respect of the faculty.”

The students performing are selected by applied music faculty members. Vocal performers include Libby Clark, soprano; Taylor Cooper, soprano; Gabrielle Flannery, soprano; Olivia Fuehne, soprano; Chloe Hamlin, mezzo-soprano; James Hoskins, baritone; Kaylee Smith, soprano; and Kendall Stones, soprano.
Instrumental performers include Jesse Crabtree, trombone; Sam Dodge, trombone; Ashley Garner, clarinet; Chiaoyu Lin, piano; and Cassandra Rod, violin.

The students will perform works by Jacob Gade, Franz Schubert, Igor Stravinsky, Guiseppe Verdi, and Vaughn Williams, among others.

“We have some truly talented and hardworking musicians here at Lee, and I am thrilled for our community to be able to experience the results of their diligent work,” said Warner.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.

For more information about the event, contact the School of Music at (423) 614-8240.