PUBLISHED: 1:39 PM on Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Mezzo soprano offers concert, master classes
JUNEAU - The Juneau Lyric Opera will present mezzo soprano Dr. Leneida Crawford in concert Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Northern Lights Church. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, and are available at Hearthside Books or by calling 586-ARIA.

Crawford will also teach a Master Class on vocal performance on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. in Egan lecture hall at the University of Alaska Southeast. People may sign up to participate or audit the class at

Crawford was acclaimed as "an exceptional new performer" by Andrew Porter in The New Yorker, and the San Francisco Chronicle described Crawford as "a fine-grained mezzo-soprano of remarkable agility with viola-like colors."

Crawford is well known to audiences as a soloist in both oratorio and recital venues. Currently she and collaborative pianist Susan Ricci are completing production of a CD of American Art Songs. Crawford has presented American song recitals in China, Austria and Mexico.

Crawford has appeared as a soloist at major houses in the United States including Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D. C. and the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. She has recorded on the Albany and VOX labels and has appeared on CBS and PBS.

  Dr. Leneida Crawford
Crawford is the chairperson for academic advising of the department of music and Professor of Voice at Towson University in Maryland.

For more information visit or call 586-ARIA.