Silver Lake College music student Brittieny Simmer will give her senior voice recital starting at 6 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road, Manitowoc. The recital is free and open to the public.
A Two Rivers High School graduate, Brittieny is pursuing a Bachelor Degree of Music in Performance and Pedagogy at Silver Lake College, with in emphasis in voice. She plans to graduate in December and wants to teach privately before choosing a graduate program.
Brittieny will be performing Italian, German and French pieces as well as “Blue Mountain Ballads,” composed by Paul Bowles to poems written by his friend Tennessee Williams. She will be accompanied on piano by Stanislava Varshavski, Adjunct Professor of Applied Piano and Contemporary Music.
Brittieny is a student of Dr. Rachel Ware Carlton, Division Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Music. “Brittieny is one of my most curious students, a trait that makes working with her exciting every time we are together. She has a true love for singing and creating music which is simply infectious,” Dr. Ware Carlton said.
“Brittieny is also a fantastic colleague, which may go unnoticed from the perspective of an audience member,” she said. “Brittieny performed beautifully in our Opera Workshop production last spring, but she was also a critical team member behind the scenes. She organized all of the costumes and props, was always available as a help to her director, and was consistently positive and encouraging with her castmates.”