ROCK SPRINGS – The Performing Arts Department at Western Wyoming Community College will host acclaimed vocalist and University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Nicole Lamartine, Ph.D., and the all-male choral ensemble The Singing Statesmen, for a performance at Western's Rock Springs campus on Wednesday, Feb. 11, beginning at 3 p.m. in the WWCC Theatre.
Lamartine and the Statesmen members will also visit Green River High School earlier that day and will conduct workshops with Rock Springs Junior High and High School students at the College from 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
The Singing Statesmen and other UW musical groups have traveled with Lamartine for performances all over the world. In 2009, Lamartine was chosen to participate in a conducting master class with Maestro Helmuth Rilling at Carnegie Hall; and, in 2010, The Singing Statesmen performed there.
Lamartine, who is Director of Chorale Activities at UW, has adjudicated choral festivals, and solo and ensemble festivals, across the central and western United States. A devoted technician of the voice, Lamartine has taught voice lessons and seminars in London, Vienna, and across the United States, and she acted as diction coach to the London BBC Symphony Chorus in the United Kingdom.
In addition to teaching, Lamartine is a sought-after professional choral musician who holds professional choral positions in the Grammy-nominated Conspirare chamber choir, out of Austin, Texas, and in the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. Her extensive operatic experience includes the title roles in: Massenet's Cendrillon; Zerlina in Don Giovanni; Rose in Street Scene; and the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience, among many others. And, Lamartine's love of jazz, blues, and country music has led to various gigs, including singing backup for Barry Manilow and Linda Ronstadt.
Lamartine is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the College Music Society, and the Music Educators National Conference. She is the President of the Wyoming state chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. For more information on Dr. Lamartine, visit the UW website at http://www.uwyo.edu/music/faculty_and_staff/nicole_lamartine.html
Western's Performing Arts Department is proud to host Dr. Nicole Lamartine and The Singing Statesmen in Rock Springs on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. for a concert performance in the WWCC Theatre. For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Music Joshua Wentz, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org.