The Marc Steiner Show

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The Joy of Making Art

meshelleApril 8, 2014 – Segment 1

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We start the show with a roundtable of artists, musicians and performers. Our guests talk about their work, why they express themselves through their art, and the joy of performing and making art. Our guests are: Amrita Kaur Dang, better known as Ami Dang, a musician from Baltimore; Mark Cottman, Baltimore-based visual artist and owner of the Mark CottmanGallery in Federal Hill; Meshelle, the Indie Mom of Comedy; and Vincent Dion Stringer, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Coordinator of Vocal Studies, and Artistic Director of Opera at Morgan State University.

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Cultural Crossroads: Opera And Cuba

 afrocubanJanuary 15, 2014 – Segment 3

It’s our latest Cultural Crossroads conversation with Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor and chanteuse extraordinaire Lea Gilmore!  We start our conversation with a report back from Baltimore-based professors and musicians who visited Cuba to speak about Afro-Cuban music and opera. Guests include: Vincent Stringer, Coordinator of Vocal Studies, Director of Opera Workshop, and Assistant Professor of Music at Morgan State University; Dr. Samuel Springer, Lecturer on Piano at Morgan State University; and Caridad Morales Nussa, professor at Towson University and Cuban consultant for Orpheus Music Global.

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Opera At Morgan State University

Porgy and Bess - Morgan State University Vocal Studies and OperaOctober 7, 2013 – Segment 2

Blues & Gospel singer, Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor, and Director of Network Operations for the Moving MD Forward Network Lea Gilmore is in the house! Lea co-hosts a conversation about the Baltimore Summer Opera Workshop, with:

  • Vincent Dion Stringer, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Coordinator of Vocal Studies, and Artistic Director of Opera at Morgan State University;
  • Dwight R.B. Cook, Director of Douglas Moore’s “The Devil and Daniel Webster,” which is being produced for the 2013-14 season of Opera at Morgan State University;
  • Joanna Ford, soprano and faculty member in Vocal Studies and Opera at Morgan State University;
  • tenor Anthony Marcicano;
  • and soprano Dimery Mowery.

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Vibrant Opera Community At Morgan State University

Porgy and Bess - Morgan State University Vocal Studies and OperaAugust 29, 2013 – Segment 1

Blues & Gospel singer, Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor, and Director of Network Operations for the Moving MD Forward Network Lea Gilmore is in the house! Lea co-hosts a conversation about the Baltimore Summer Opera Workshop, with:

  • Vincent Dion Stringer, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Coordinator of Vocal Studies, and Artistic Director of Opera at Morgan State University;
  • Dwight R.B. Cook, Director of Douglas Moore’s “The Devil and Daniel Webster,” which is being produced for the 2013-14 season of Opera at Morgan State University;
  • Joanna Ford, soprano and faculty member in Vocal Studies and Opera at Morgan State University;
  • tenor Anthony Marcicano;
  • and soprano Dimery Mowery.

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The March: A Civil Rights Opera

RustinAugust 22, 2013 – Segment 5

We close out the show with librettist Alan Marshall, who talks about The March: A Civil Rights Opera, a new opera that explores the personal and political circumstances surrounding the 1963 March on Washington. The March will be performed on August 25th at Baltimore’ s Enon Baptist Church.

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