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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MUSIC NOTES: Anthony Radford reviews the San Francisco Opera’s world premiere of ‘Dream of The Red Chamber’

Anthony P. Radford (, director of the Fresno State Opera Theatre (, has been exploring American opera in its many forms. This month he saw and reviewed the Chinese-American production “Dream of the Red Chamber,” which had its world premiere at the San Francisco Opera on Sept. 10. The review is published on the National Opera Association website ( “Tim […]

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