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November 2023

18th
November
2023

Performance Salon: Saudade

Performance Salon: Saudade

Date: November 18th, 2023Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMVenue: The Lucid Body HouseLocation: 230 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY, United States,

I am excited to participate in an Impact Theatre Performance Salon, curated by Jonathan Bock, at The Lucid Body House in New York City. The theme of the evening is Saudade, a Portuguese/Brazilian word that denotes feelings of longing, melancholy, or nostalgia.

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May 2023

24th
May
2023

Peabody Commencement Ceremony

Peabody Commencement Ceremony

Date: May 24th, 2023Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMVenue: Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins UniversityLocation: 1 East Mount Vernon Place, 21202, Baltimore, MD, United States,

On Wednesday, May 24th, I will graduate from Peabody Insitute with a Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice and a Master of Music in Musicology. I am also excited to be a featured performer at the Commencement Ceremony, where I will present two songs by French composer Mel (Mélanie) Bonis (1858-1937). 

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April 2023

29th
April
2023

Unearthing a Self-Curated Nachlass: A General Survey of Luise Adolpha Le Beau's Published Lieder

Unearthing a Self-Curated Nachlass: A General Survey of Luise Adolpha Le Beau's Published Lieder

Date: April 29th, 2023Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PMVenue: Cohen-Davison Family TheatreLocation: 1 East Mount Vernon Place, 21202, Baltimore, Maryland,

This DMA lecture recital will provide an overview of the published Lieder opuses of Romantic-era composer Luise Adolpha Le Beau (1850-1927). With the support of a Presser Graduate Award, this research project began over a year ago, as I undertook archival research to explore Le Beau's relationship to song in Berlin, Karlsruhe, and Baden-Baden from March to June 2022. In collaboration with Hui-Chuan Chen (piano), we will perform excerpts from Le Beau's published song repertoire, and I will discus...

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March 2023

15th
March
2023

Acting Art Song: A Workshop

Acting Art Song: A Workshop

Date: March 15th, 2023Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMVenue: University of MarylandLocation: College Park, 20742, MD, United States,

Acting Art Song is designed as a general introduction for undergraduate and graduate voice students to develop the necessary research, analytical, and performance skills to confidently engage with art song as a multi-faceted repertoire. In addition to in-class song coachings, Acting Art Song will cover such topics as creating song style maps, analyzing poetic texts, defining clear song protagonists, and physically embodying art song in performance.

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8th
March
2023

Acting Art Song: A Workshop

Acting Art Song: A Workshop

Date: March 8th, 2023Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMVenue: University of MarylandLocation: College Park, 20742, MD, United States,

Acting Art Song is designed as a general introduction for undergraduate and graduate voice students to develop the necessary research, analytical, and performance skills to confidently engage with art song as a multi-faceted repertoire. In addition to in-class song coachings, Acting Art Song will cover such topics as creating song style maps, analyzing poetic texts, defining clear song protagonists, and physically embodying art song in performance.

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1st
March
2023

Acting Art Song: A Workshop

Acting Art Song: A Workshop

Date: March 1st, 2023Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMVenue: University of MarylandLocation: College Park, 20742, MD, United States,

Acting Art Song is designed as a general introduction for undergraduate and graduate voice students to develop the necessary research, analytical, and performance skills to confidently engage with art song as a multi-faceted repertoire. In addition to in-class song coachings, Acting Art Song will cover such topics as creating song style maps, analyzing poetic texts, defining clear song protagonists, and physically embodying art song in performance.

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19th
November
2022

REQUIEM with IN Series

REQUIEM with IN Series

Date: November 19th, 2022Time: 7:30 PMVenue: 2640 SpaceLocation: 2640 St Paul St, 21218, Baltimore, MD, United States, Website: Tickets, Background, and More

IN Series intersperses an innovative staged production of Mozart's Requiem, left unfinished at his death, with the music of two brilliant and often ignored 20th-Century composers: French composer Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) and Canadian composer Claude Vivier (1948-1983). Performances will take place throughout Washington, DC at the Hand Chapel, First Congregational UCC, The Dupont Underground, and St. Mark's Capitol Hill before traveling to Baltimore at 2640 Space, each night performed in a diff...

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18th
November
2022

REQUIEM with IN Series

REQUIEM with IN Series

Date: November 18th, 2022Time: 7:30 PMVenue: 2640 SpaceLocation: 2640 St Paul St, 21218, Baltimore, MD, United States, Website: Tickets, Background, and More

IN Series intersperses an innovative staged production of Mozart's Requiem, left unfinished at his death, with the music of two brilliant and often ignored 20th-Century composers: French composer Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) and Canadian composer Claude Vivier (1948-1983). Performances will take place throughout Washington, DC at the Hand Chapel, First Congregational UCC, The Dupont Underground, and St. Mark's Capitol Hill before traveling to Baltimore at 2640 Space, each night performed in a diff...

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Whether they sing singly or together, as they do in their portrayal of the Muses, McMurtry, Crossot, and Bosworth display that they are fully capable of handling Soper’s sophisticated and intricate score.

Barbara Mackay

DC Metro Theatre Arts

Soprano Noelle McMurtry and bass Andy Berry were the most notable soloists, and the whole tribe created a vibrant, exuberant chorus.

Heidi Waleson

The Wall Street Journal

“[Fairy Queen] is all terrific fun once you are swept into the spirit, and that doesn’t take long . . . Especially fine among the singers on Friday were Noelle McMurtry and Tamra Paselk; sopranos.”

James R. Oestreich

The New York Times

“Each of the very gifted singers . . . including Noelle McMurtry . . . has at least one aria to deliver . . . These are beautiful, lilting pieces of music, with large amounts of fioritura. The singers’ task of keeping their tone pure and tremolo at bay, in order to contrast “simple” singing with these virtuosic embellishments, is a demanding one (among the women, McMurtry is especially skilled at this).”

Deborah Jowitt

Dance Beat Arts Journal

“In the middle as Polyxo was the more silvery-toned Noelle McMurtry, who turned aside from the trio’s singing to ask questions. She went with increasing insistence to a pile of books, quoting Jung, Ovid, Pausanias, and other sources, her thoughtful analysis offering some comic relief from the unrelenting fierceness of the siren song.”

Charles T. Downey

Washington Classical Review

It must have been a challenge to find performers who could sing and dance as well. All the voices were fine but we were most impressed with sopranos Noelle McMurtry … [who] captured the Baroque style with pure tones that floated beautifully in the upper register.”

Meche Kroop

Voce di Meche