Performances & Events

Master Class

Will Liverman and Karen Slack, with Jon King, piano

April 5, 2024 | 4:30 pm

Britton Recital Hall
Earl V. Moore Building
1100 Baits Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free - no tickets required

Guest artists Will Liverman, baritone, and Karen Slack, soprano, hold a master class. Six singers will work with the artists across genres, and a discussion about the creative and compositional process will follow.

This event is part of an artist residency with Will Liverman and Karen Slack funded by SMTD, an Arts Initiative Grant, and the SMTD office of DEI.


Called “a voice for this historic moment” (Washington Post), GRAMMY Award-winning baritone WILL LIVERMAN has recently starred at the Metropolitan Opera in the title role of X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X. His album Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album.

Known for performances that “ripped the audience’s hearts out” (Opera News), KAREN SLACK is “not only one of the nation’s most celebrated sopranos, but a leading voice in changing-making spaces in classical music” (Trilloquy). A recipient of the 2022 Sphinx Medal of Excellence, Slack is an Artistic Advisor for Portland Opera, serves on the board of the American Composers Orchestra and Astral Artists, and holds a faculty position at the Banff Centre.

As “a deft and sensitive accompanist” (Chicago Tribune), JON KING has worked with celebrated singers as a collaborative pianist and is currently Music Director at Opera Memphis. King is a doctoral candidate (ABD) at the University of Maryland, and holds two Master of Music degrees in piano chamber music and choral conducting from the University of Michigan.

The planned visit of guest artist John Holiday, countertenor, has been cancelled due to illness. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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