Soprano Deborah Voigt will instruct a master class Oct. 20 as part of the Five Friends Master Class Series.
The class will take place at 2 p.m. at the Musical Arts Center.
The master class series was created last year in honor of five Jacobs students — Chris Carducci, Garth Eppley, Georgina Joshi, Zachary Novak and Robert Samels.
The series focuses on voice performance, choral conducting, early music, music theory and composition and opera, which were areas of interest of the students it honors.
In addition to Voigt, the series will feature leading musicians and teachers in the musical world, including Jacobs professor and pianist Kevin Murphy.
The series was established thanks to a $1 million gift from the Georgina Joshi Foundation, Inc.
Eastablished by Joshi’s mother, Louise Addicott-Joshi, the foundation works to promote and encourage young musicians and support public performances.
Voigt’s credits span years and nations, and according to a Jacobs press release, she is one of the most versatile and well-renowned singers in the world.
Voigt is most known for her work in the operas of Wagner and Richard Strauss, and she has performed in a number of Italian operas as well.
Voigt has appeared in the Met’s “Live in HD” series and has released recordings of Broadway and popular songs.
She has been featured in People and Vanity Fair magazines as well as “Good Morning America,” CNN and “60 Minutes.”
She has performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Fourth of July fireworks celebration.
More information about the series and the five friends it’s based around can be found on Jacobs’ website, www.music.indiana.edu.
— Carolyn Crowcroft