September 8, 2014

SVSU Artist-in-Voice joined by pianist in upcoming concert

Mezzo-soprano Rachel Andrews, artist-in-voice at Saginaw Valley State University, will be joined in concert by pianist Nicholas Schmelter Sunday, Sept. 14, as part of SVSU’s Musical Artists Concert Series.

The concert begins at 4 p.m. in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall, and is free and open to the public.

The concert program includes 18th-, 19th-, and 20th- century opera from German composers Georg F. Handel and Johannes Brahms, as well as French composer Francois Poulenc, English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams and modern American composer Ben Moore.

Andrews completed a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Michigan. She has performed in opera, oratorio and recital from San Francisco to Michigan. In addition to SVSU, Andrews has taught at the University of Iowa, Spring Arbor University, Denison University and Washtenaw Community College.  

Schmelter is currently the dean of the Saginaw Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and has served as minister of music at historic First Congregational Church in downtown Saginaw since February 2011. He has performed recitals throughout Michigan, as well as Washington D.C., Chicago, Milwaukee and Toronto. Schmelter completed a master’s degree in music from Central Michigan University.

For more information about the concert, please contact the SVSU department of music at music@svsu.edu or (989) 964-4159.