Hello all! I have added two new videos to the media page; video recordings of American Art Songs “Another New Voice Teacher” by Andrew Thomas and “The Star” by Martha Hill Duncan. Click on the link for the media page to view the videos. I have also updated the performances page with the Faust performance dates.
It turns out I will be performing the role of Marthe Schwerlein in Faust instead of only covering the role with Center Stage Opera. These are the dates but please note they may be subject to change due to casting/venue details: I will be performing on November 12th and 13th in the Philadelphia area, and November 18th and 20th in the Harrisburg area. Please check the attached poster for details on locations and times. Please join us for our performances of Faust!
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:
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.