Vocal Arts Faculty Recital
Saturday, October 12th at 3 PM
Enjoy performances from Jean Broekhuizen, Dana Carlson, Marcya Daneille, Phillip Pearl, Anne Elise Richie, and Shaddai Amor Solidum. Accompaniment will be provided by Andrea Degreiff-Beisser and Kari Johnson. Recital is free and open to the public!
Helen Bader Recital Hall
1584 N Prospect Ave,
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Vocal Arts Faculty Recital
Learn more about our performers!
- Bachelor of Music | University of Arizona
- Master of Music | University of Michigan
- Studied as a Professional Studies student at the Manhattan School of Music with Trish McCaffrey, with whom she still continues to work.
- Her education was furthered as a young artist with the Central City Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, and Skylight Opera Theater.
- Studied with Robert Swensen while at Arizona, and Shirley Verrett, Freda Herseth and Martin Katz while in Michigan.
- A National Semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New York City in 2005, as well as the winner of the Wisconsin district and Upper Midwest Regional Finalist in that same competition three years in a row (2004-2006).
- A frequent contest winner, was the recipient of a Study Grant by the Metropolitan Opera National Council Education Fund in the spring of 2007.
- Has enjoyed an extensive performing career in Germany, where she was a principal singer with the Oper Leipzig from 2008-2015. Prior to that she was a principal singer with the Theater Augsburg (2007-2008).
- Guest contracts have taken her to the Florentine Opera, Staatstheater Schwerin, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and the Bayreuth Festival , as well as the Little Orchestra Society of New York.
- During her time in Germany, she maintained a private voice studio in Leipzig, Germany and subsequently in Berlin, Germany, between 2008 and 2017.
- Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education and Vocal Performance | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
- Master of Music in Vocal Performance | University of South Dakota
- Has sung in roles such as Beauty in Vittorio Giannini’s opera Beauty and The Beast, Flora (cover) in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Adele (Die Fledermaus), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore), Ms. Pinkerton (The Old Maid and the Thief), Dragonfly (L’Enfant et les sortileges), and Nursing Sister (Suor Angelica).
- Sung with the Fresco Opera Theatre, Red River Lyric Opera, Druid Opera City Workshop, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, the University of South Dakota, the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
- An active competition participant that has won prizes from South Dakota NATS, both South Dakota and Wisconsin Music Teachers Association, and has been both a regional and national finalist for Music Teachers National Association.
- Received 1st Place and 2nd Place awards in classical voice and musical theatre respectively at the South Dakota NATS Competition.
- Awarded 2nd Place and National Alternate for the West-Central Division Music Teachers National Association competition in January of 2017.
- Experienced teaching at the middle school, high school, collegiate, and adult levels, and in the choral rehearsal, classroom, and private lesson environments.
- Strives to create a learning environment that is positive, individualized, challenging, and engaging.
- Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Voice Performance | Roosevelt University (Chicago Musical College)
- Graduate Level Vocal Training | University of Iowa
- Joined the Vocal Arts faculty at the Conservatory in 2017.
- Cross-genre singer that is classically trained, jazz influenced, and soul inspired.
- Has taught private voice to students of all levels for thirty years, which includes more than a decade in New York.
- As a classical singer, Marcya began her career as a soprano and has sung with Lincoln Opera Chicago, the Lyric Theater of Illinois and the Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee.
- Has gradually transitioned from singing classical music exclusively to performing an eclectic repertoire of music.
- Marcya has performed alongside a diverse group of critically acclaimed artists such as Simon Estes, Wycliffe Gordon, BeBe Winans, Vanessa Williams, Laurel Masse and Gerald Levert.
- Bachelor of Fine Arts, Music and Theatre | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Master of Music, Opera | University of Wisconsin-Madison
- WCM faculty member since 1994.
- Studied with Karlos Moser, Kammersanger Jean Cox, Anna Reynolds, Mimmi Fulmer, Lenore Lynde Horsman and Richard Winter.
- One of only eleven people chosen nationwide to participate in “Masterclasses in the Art of Singing Wagner.”
- Has sung major operatic and oratorio roles throughout Wisconsin, and has recorded for Wisconsin Public Radio and The Symposium for Church Composers.
- Directing credits include extensive work with children’s theatre and many opera company productions.
Anne Elise Richie
- Florida State University
- Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
- North Carolina School of the Arts
- WCM Vocal Arts Faculty since 2014.
- A Metropolitan Opera District Winner, Dr. Richie studied and toured in Italy, France and Germany.
- Has sung principal roles in Madama Butterfly, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Pirates of Penzance, and 1776, in addition to many concert appearances.
- Taught and performed in Jacksonville, Florida for nine years, after singing four seasons with the New York City Opera Chorus.
- Positions included Head of Vocal Studies at the prestigious Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and Visiting Professor of Voice at the University of North Florida.
- Her doctoral treatise “The Professional Female Singer and Career Longevity: Reflections, Choices, and Challenges” was published in 2013 and is available through UMI/Proquest.
- Richie has taught students age 8-80 and has a special passion for helping aspiring high school seniors prepare for college auditions.
Shaddai Amor Solidum
- Bachelor of Arts, Vocal Music – Korea National University of Arts
- Master of Music. Vocal Performance – University of Wisconsin – Madison
- Professional Certificate in Music, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
- Diploma in Creative and Performing Musical Arts, University of the Philippines
- Shaddai joined the Vocal Arts Faculty in July 2019.
- Has appeared in operatic roles such as Mimi in La Bohème at Wisconsin Union Theater, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte in Hong Kong, Rosina in Il Barbiere diSiviglia, and Blanche in Dialogues of the Carmelites.
- In concerts, she sang as Soprano soloist for Handel’s Messiah, and Vivaldi’s Gloria in Korea and the Philippines.
- With emphasis on classical voice, Shaddai also teaches voice in different genres such as CCM, Broadway musical, and jazz.