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Coastal Carolina University hosts vocal master class

September 9, 2002

Susan Lyle, director of choral activities at Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., will lead a vocal master class on Monday, Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall at Coastal Carolina University's Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

The master class is designed to offer music students intensive training in practical singing techniques, text analysis and stylistic interpretation.

Lyle has enjoyed an extensive career as a solo artist, performing with such organizations as the Baltimore Opera Company, the Annapolis Opera, the Calgary Bach Festival Society and the Handel Choir of Baltimore. She was a first place winner in the Annapolis Opera competition and has been a fellowship recipient at the Tanglewood Festival in Massachusetts. She has performed solo recitals to critical acclaim in the United States, Canada, Austria and Germany.

Lyle earned a master of music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and a doctorate from University of Oregon in vocal performance and choral conducting. At Converse, in addition to teaching she has been active as a singer and conductor of opera.

For more information, contact Coastal's Department of Performing Arts at 349-2700.