Renee Fleming to Host Kennedy Center's AMERICAN VOICES, Feat. Sutton Foster, Norm Lewis and More, 11/22-24
MILLENNIUM STAGE PERFORMANCES:
Free concerts highlighting each of the festival's musical genres will be held during the festival on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. These free events will be streamed live on the Kennedy Center's website and also be available for future viewings.
Tickets for each of the six master sessions are $38. Tickets are $15 for each symposium. Tickets for the American Voices Concert start at $29. All are available at the Kennedy Center Box Office, by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324, or online at www.kennedy-center.org. The three Millennium Stage performances are free, no tickets required.
A special American Voices Festival Package includes guaranteed admission to each of the six master sessions, prime seating at the American Voices Concert, tickets for the three expert-led symposia, plus a special wrap-up session for Festival Package ticketholders only. Festival packages are $299 and are available for purchase online or by calling (202) 416-8500.
For more information on the American Voices festival hosted by Renée Fleming, visit www.kennedy-center.org/americanvoices.
Edith Bers is the former chair of the voice department at the Juilliard School, and has also served on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and the Bard College Conservatory Graduate Program in Voice.
David Caddick is a conductor, pianist, and producer who has been the music director or supervisor for a number of Broadway musical productions, including Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, and Mary Poppins.
Dr. Linda Carroll is a former classical singer who is now a specialist in applied speech science and speech pathology with a focus on laryngeal aerodynamics and the rehabilitation of injured voices. She treats major opera, Broadway, jazz, and rock artists, as well as broadcasters and politicians.
Dr. Thomas Cleveland is Director of Vocology at the Vanderbilt Voice Center and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he conducts research and is involved in team management and care of the singing voice.
Dr. Cedric Dent is Professor of Music at Middle Tennessee State University. As a baritone vocalist, music arranger, and producer, he is a member of the Grammy Award-winning gospel group TAKE 6, which has released 11 recordings for Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
Mike Dungan is Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Nashville Entertainment. Credited as one of the leading executives behind country music's broadening appeal, he previously served as President & CEO of Capitol Nashville, where he assembled a stylistically diverse roster including Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, and Trace Adkins. At Arista Records, he was instrumental in developing the careers of artists including Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Pam Tillis, and Diamond Rio.
Kristen Foster is Executive Vice President and head of the Music Department at PMK*BNC public relations firm.
Anthony Freud is the General Director of Lyric Opera of Chicago. He has served as general director of Houston Grand Opera and Welsh National Opera and is past chairman of both Opera America and Opera Europa.
Joan Lader is a renowned vocal coach in private practice in New York City, working with singers and actors with injured voices as well as training elite Broadway, opera, and pop singers.
David Lai is Senior Vice President and Artist Manager at IMG Artists.
Peter Mensch is founder of the management company Q Prime and is the manager for Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Muse.
William Riley is a prominent vocal coach to some of music's most well-regarded artists, including Celine Dion.
Larry Rosen is an accomplished musician, producer, executive producer, and music industry entrepreneur who created the PBS television series Legends of Jazz and the multimedia TV series RECORDING: The History of Recorded Music, with hosts Quincy Jones and Phil Ramone. He is also the co-founder, with Dave Grusin, of GRP Records.
Tara Rubin is the founder of Tara Rubin Casting, which has been responsible for casting multiple companies of many long-running Broadway shows as well as the Kennedy Center's Sondheim Celebration and Tennessee Williams Explored.
Chris Sampson is a traditional blues performer, educator, producer, and arts administrator. He is the Vice Dean of the Division of Contemporary Music, the Founding Director of the Popular Music Program, and an Assistant Professor of Practice of Popular Music and Music Industry at the USC Thornton School of Music.
Dr. Deborah Smith Pollard is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and is the host and producer of "Strong Inspirations," a contemporary gospel music program that has been heard on WJLB-Detroit since 1994. She lectures internationally and writes frequently on gospel and was named "Gospel Announcer of the Year" during the 2005 Stellar Awards.
Don Was is a prolific producer, musician, and President of Blue Note Records.
Dr. Steven Zeitels, an internationally recognized surgeon specializing in throat, voice, airway and larynx problems, is the Eugene B. Casey Professor of Laryngeal Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation. He is a prolific surgical innovator who has designed numerous new voice restoration procedures and instruments. His patients include Adele, Steven Tyler, and Roger Daltrey.
For biographies of the master session leaders and artists in the American Voices Concert, visit www.kennedy-center.org/americanvoices.