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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Production of children’s opera ‘Lucinda’ wins award

Scene from Lucinda children's opera

A studio production of the children’s Christmas opera, “Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena,” produced by the Fall MCJ 120 class and directed by Professor Candace Egan, has received a 2017 Communicator Award of Distinction. The original opera, by composer Evan Mack and librettist Joshua McGuire, was recorded in a special performance in Studio […]

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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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