News & Notes
Geraldine Ong (DMA student from the piano studio
of Nancy Weems) performed a solo recital at Missouri
State University (MSU) in Springfield, MO on Septem-
ber 16. She was also the adjudicator for the Missouri
Music Teachers Association student performance com-
petitions, held at MSU, on September 17.
Roger Wright (BM `97 from the piano studio of Ruth
Tomfohrde) will give a workshop, perform a recital,
and give a master class on October 12, 14, and 15, re-
spectively, at the Clear Lake Presbyterian Church.
Lee Gregory (DMA candidate - baritone from the stu-
dio of Melanie Sonnenberg) sang the role of Shaunard
in La Bohème with the Michigan Opera in fall 2010. He
joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera in Capriccio
in 2011. Gregory will also sing the role Silvio in I Pa-
gliacci with the Arizona Opera this fall.
Kelly Balmaceda (MM candidate - soprano from the
studio of Joseph Evans) will sing the role of Clorin-