Monday, March 31
Faculty and Friends Concert Series
John Kramar, baritone
Jerry Reed, piano
Ward Hall, 8:00 p.m.
John Kramar and Jerry Reed will perform works by composers Henry Purcell, Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf, John Duke and Charles Ives.
This performance is free and open to the public. Performances are subject to change. For additional information, contact the Department of Music at 1-800-333-4358, ext. 5932 or (615) 966-5932.
About John Kramar
A native of Maryland, Kramar received his B.A. in vocal performance, as well as performers’ certificates in both voice and opera, from the Eastman School of Music where he was a student of Jan DeGaetani. He completed his graduate studies in opera at the Curtis Institute.
His various awards and scholarships have included the first Helen Jepson Dellera Award from the Sarasota Opera; second prize in the prestigious Kneisel Lieder Competition; and two Apprentice Achievement Awards from the Santa Fe Opera.
Kramar joined the voice faculty of East Carolina University School of Music in 1998, where he is an associate professor of voice and also serves as chair of the Department of Vocal Studies and director of the East Carolina University Opera Theater.
From 2005 until 2008 he served as interim associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at ECU. He teaches voice and theater arts at the New York State Summer School of the Arts and is a member of the voice faculty of the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts. Kramar was on the directing staff of the Chautauqua Opera from 2003 to 2008.