Photo by Dawn Welling
MANITOWOC, Wis. — The Silver Lake College department of music will present senior Jeffrey Erdman, a baritone, in a vocal recital at 7 p.m. on April 20 in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road.
The concert, under the direction of Emily Davis, adjunct voice faculty, is free and open to the public. Dr. Stanislava Varshavski, adjunct music faculty, will accompany Erdman on piano.
The program will span works in German, English, French and Italian by composers George Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Engelbert Humperdinck, among others.
“Jeffrey’s recital program is a great representation of his work in the voice studio throughout his time at Silver Lake College. His repertoire shows variety both vocally and stylistically, and challenged Jeffrey to step outside his comfort zone,” Davis said. “Student recitals give singers the opportunity to perform larger works, such as full art song cycles. Jeffrey is performing two, both specifically written for baritone, one by Gerald Finzi and the other by Jacques Ibert. His program is balanced out with a few arias giving nice contrast to recital.”
Erdman is a senior studying choral, general, and instrumental music education. He is a singer in the Silver Lake Chorale and plays violin in the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra. He also enjoys directing the Life Teen band at St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
Erdman plans to graduate from Silver Lake College in spring 2018 and hopes to open his own vocal studio and to teach elementary or high school music. He also would like to continue studies in education and performance at the graduate level. Erdman is a 2013 graduate of Lincoln High School in Manitowoc.