Zaro-Mullins, a teacher for 30 years, recommends starting with simple lip drills, then taking a break, followed by warm water and finally stretching the vocal folds with runs, octaves, etc. to enable the voice to transition between registers.
After three years as assistant professor of piano at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City (from 2016-2019), Andrew Staupe (BM 2005/MM 2007, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) has accepted a new teaching position as assistant professor of piano at the University of Houston, Texas beginning August 2019.
Maria Mannone (PhD 2017, composition, student of Alex Lubet) gave a composition workshop titled "Natural and Mathematical Forms and Transformations in Music" at the Alba Music Festival in Alba (Cuneo), Italy on May 29, 2019
Dean Billmeyer (organ) will perform works of J. S. Bach, César Franck, Jean-Antoine Blanc, and Louis Vierne on the historic Felgemaker organ at the Second Saturdays Organ Recital at Sacred Heart Music Center (201 W. Fourth Street, Duluth) on Saturday, June 8 at 2 pm.