Another school year has begun, and I am teaching Music 100 once again at Penn Highlands Community College! In addition to spending another great semester with Penn Highlands this fall, I will also be covering (understudying) a role with Center Stage Opera in New Cumberland, PA, in their upcoming production of the opera Faust by Charles Gounod. Please check out the Current Projects page for more information! I also updated my About page with an updated biography. What an exciting autumn ahead!
Here is a recording from the premiere of the song cycle Anonymous Cabaret by Dr. Timothy Melbinger, premiered in April 2016.
The text is:
“The rabbit has a charming face,
Its private life is a disgrace!
I really dare not name to you,
The awful things that rabbits do;
Things your paper never prints-
They only mention it in hints.
They have such lost degraded souls,
No wonder why they inhabit holes;
When such depravity is found
It can only live underground.”
Two other recordings of pieces from the song cycle can be found on the media page. Enjoy!
I completed one semester of teaching at Penn Highlands Community College and will be returning to teach at Ebensburg in the fall. I also completed a performance of “Anonymous Cabaret” for Dr. Timothy Melbinger. Video of this performance will be available soon. This summer I am studying repertoire and building my technique for various instruments and preparing for recitals in the fall!
Check out these updated pages:
Hello all! With yet another Holy Week behind me, I now am focusing my efforts on performing a new set of works by the talented composer and pianist Dr. Timothy Melbinger. I am a mezzo-soprano soloist in his new set of works premiering on April 17th at 2 pm at Penn State Altoona. I invite you to join me for the performance of these works! Click here for more information.
Miscellaneous updates: I added “He was despised” to completed repertoire and began adding performance dates to completed repertoire. Check that out if you are so inclined and I updated performance dates.
Quick update: Be sure to like my professional Facebook page to keep up with quick updates and promotional endeavors for my freelance work. Click here to be directed to the Facebook page. I have recently created the page, therefore, there are still adjustments to be made, but like the page and stay tuned for the updates!
Meet Mrs. NelsonAnnette (Nagle) Nelson is a classically trained musician currently living in central Pennsylvania. She is a pianist, a lyric mezzo-soprano and is an organist specializing in sacred music. Mrs. Nelson is an adjunct faculty member at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College and will be teaching music during the fall 2016 semester.