Alejandra Tejeda performs ‘Morgen’ during Summer Arts in Germany

Alejandra Tejeda performs 'Morgen' during Summer Arts in Germany

This song is titled “Morgen” or “Morning” but in this context, it means “in the next morning” or “tomorrow.” It is by Richard Strauss and was part of a set of 4 songs he wrote to the words of John Henry MacKay. The song is played by Jordan Williams who was a student at the course and was a former Masters Student and Bachelor of Music student at Fresno State.

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Dean’s Council funding helps send opera student to national convention

From left, Dr. Anthony Radford, Alejandra Tejeda and Dr. Maria Briggs

In January, Dean’s Council funds helped yet another Arts and Humanities student experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Thanks to the generosity of Dean’s Council donors, travel funding was be provided to master’s of music student and opera singer Alejandra Tejeda, who attended the prestigious National Opera Association’s annual convention Jan. 3-7, in New Orleans. 

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Sharing the Fresno State story through music

Anthony Radford, Alejandra Tejada and Maria Briggs at the National Opera Association conference in New Orleans in January 2018.

At the recent National Opera Association Conference in New Orleans (Jan. 3-7), voice Professors Dr. Maria Briggs and Dr. Anthony Radford, as well as master’s graduate Alejandra Tejeda, all presented on behalf of the Fresno State Department of Music.

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Day of Giving! Support the College of Arts and Humanities

Day of giving is Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, that goes from midnight to midnight — and you can help! It only takes two simple steps… Visit dayofgiving.fresnostate.edu and donate as little as $10 to the College of Arts and Humanities. Help spread the word using #FresnoStateDOG on Facebook, Twiter or Instagram. It’s that easy! Or almost… There […]

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Arts in Motion highlights CAH Students of Distinction

Arts and Humanities Students of Distinction

The College of Arts and Humanities honored its 16 Students of Distinction at Arts in Motion on Saturday, April 7. At the ceremony, the graduate and undergraduate Dean’s Medalists for 2017-18 were announced. Dean’s Medalists Guadalupe Remigio Ortega (left), who graduated in fall 2017 with a master of arts in English in rhetoric and composition, […]

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Music student advances to national opera finals; others win awards

Music students win awards

~ By Tom Uribes, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com Fresno State music major Tiffanie Trujillo has advanced to the New York Lyric Opera’s National Competition that will be held April 28 on Broadway in New York City. Trujillo, 21, of Fresno, qualified during the semi-final round in the classical category in Division 1 (ages 18-28) held March […]

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Children’s opera ‘Lucinda’ a hit with kids; final performance approaching

Scene from Lucinda children's opera

~ By Tom Uribes, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com The Fresno State Opera Theatre’s final public presentation of its originally composed children’s opera, “Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena,” will be outdoor performances at 12:15 and 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Square at Campus Pointe (3050 E. Chestnut Ave.) weather permitting. The free, public show, […]

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Original children’s opera ‘Lucinda’ blooms on campus

Alejandra Tejeda grew up singing mariachi and opera.  “My dad would put me up on a chair and give me mini voice lessons with the songs that were playing,” said Tejeda, a graduate voice student from Porterville. “He didn’t know much, but he would tell me ‘Sing from your pancilla, chiquita.’” Now Tejeda gets to […]

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