Soprano Terrie Sanders will present a recital at Northwestern State University on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Sanders, an associate professor of music at NSU, will be joined by fellow faculty cellist Paul Christopher, mezzo-soprano Grace Edgar, pianist Chialing Hsieh, Oliver Molina on marimba and Sofia Tchetchelashvili on viola.
The program will include Selections from “Stabat Mater” by Giambattista Pergolesi, “Chère Nuit” by Alfred Bachelet, “Akhmatova Songs” by John Tavener and “A SONG” (Cobalt Blue) by Ney Rosauro. The Tavener songs are set to text from the Russian Poet Anna Akhmatova.
Sanders has been a member of NSU’s faculty since 1992, teaching voice and vocal pedagogy.She holds degrees from Emmanuel College, Lee University and Northwestern State University. She also holds a certification with the McClosky Institute of Voice and is a Master Teacher for that organization. Sanders is currently enrolled as a doctoral student at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Sanders is an active performer and lecturer. As a soloist, some of her Oratorio appearances include Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” Handel’s “Messiah,” Poulenc’s “Gloria,” Brahms’ “German Requiem,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Requiem,” Haydn’s “Nelson Mass,” Bach’s “Magnificat,” Mozart’s “Requiem,” Vaughn Williams’ “Hodie,” Mendelsohn’s “Elijah” and Honegger’s “King David.” Her opera performances include Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” and “La Bohѐme,” Menotti’s “The Telephone” and Warren Martin’s “The True Story of Cinderella.”
Sanders has been a member of the Summer Seminar Faculty for the McClosky Institute of Voice based in Boston since 2005. She has presented at state, regional and international conferences including the International Congress of Voice Teachers (2012 and 2017) and the Southern Region Conference for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (2014). She regularly presents master classes and lectures throughout the state and region on alignment, relaxation and breathing techniques for the singer.
In addition to teaching, Sanders is the coordinator of academic advising activities for the School of Creative and Performing Arts and the program coordinator for the BM degrees. Sanders is the chair of the Music Curriculum Committee. Sanders is a two-time recipient of the Donald F. Derby Endowed Professorship and was the 2017 recipient of the Joanna Magale Endowed Professorship which funded an invitation to present at the 2017 International Congress of Voice Teachers in Stockholm, Sweden.