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Student chosen for art song festival

Karen Crow, a graduate student in vocal performance at Austin Peay State University, was recently chosen to participate in the Baldwin-Wallace College Art Song Festival. This years 20th anniversary festival will take place in May 2010.
Karen Crow, a graduate student in vocal performance at Austin Peay State University, was recently chosen to participate in the Baldwin-Wallace College Art Song Festival. This year's 20th anniversary festival will take place in May 2010.

The Art Song Festival is held for one week every other spring on the college campus in Berea, Ohio. The festival focuses on the collaborative aspect of art song performance, and 10 singer-pianist teams participate. The 10 teams are chosen through national auditions for a week of intensive exposure to the highest standards of performance. Crow is partnering with pianist Michael Land, who is currently pursuing his master's of performance from Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. Crow and Land met while pursuing their undergraduate degrees at Lee and decided to collaborate for this unique performance opportunity.

Major guest artists for the festival offer master classes and recitals throughout the week, which then culminates in a recital by the participants on the final night of the festival. The festival brings international concert artists, singers and pianists to Baldwin-Wallace College in order to provide the public with the opportunity to hear world-renowned artists and to enable talented young singers and pianists to work on an intensive level with the guest artists involved.

While pursuing her master's degree, Crow also teaches private voice lessons to young developing singers and is a member of the Nashville Symphony Chorus. Crow is a student of Dr. Sharon Mabry and plans to graduate in the spring of 2011. -- Charles Booth