Acclaimed clinician will help area singers improve voices at upcoming Saint Martin's clinic

Oct. 17, 2005

Lacey, Wash. – Internationally acclaimed voice clinician Marvin Keenze will be at Saint Martin’s University to work with the university’s voice students and students of voice teachers with the Tahoma Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing on Saturday, Nov. 5. Area singers who would like to attend the workshop are invited to attend the clinic, as well.

The day begins with a master class from 9 a.m. to noon at the university’s Kreielsheimer Arts Education Building. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Keenze will lead a teacher’s forum, “Priorities: Building Musicianship as You Train Voices”. From 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tahoma Chapter members will perform in recital.

Keenze is a baritone and a professor of voice and pedagogy at the Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, N.J. He also is director of the college’s Voice Music Center, and serves as the international coordinator for the National Association of Teachers of Singing and as chair of the International Congress of Voice Teachers. He has taught at the University of Delaware, Swarthmore College and at Boston University’s Tanglewood Young Artists Program. He has traveled to 47 countries as a pianist, conductor, singer, adjudicator and teacher. His credits as a presenter at classrooms, conferences and workshops include adjudicating the Metropolitan Opera Auditions at the district and regional levels on many occasions.

Those who would like to attend can register at the door. The cost to attend the clinic is $10 for students; $20 for members of the National Association of Teachers of Singing; and $25 for non-members. For more information, please contact the university’s music department, (360) 438- 4506.

For more information:

Darrell Born
Director, music department
(360) 438-4506;

Deanna Partlow
Media coordinator / senior editor
(360) 438-4541 or