Sangeetha Rayapati and Sidney Outlaw will sing a selection of songs and also hold a Q&A session on the life of professional vocal performers. Light refreshments will be provided.
Dr. Rayapati, soprano, is a professor of music at Augustana, specializing in vocal pedagogy, and head of the voice program.
She has sung with many regional companies and is a frequent recitalist and collaborator with contemporary composers.
Baritone Sidney Outlaw is a graduate of the Merola Opera Program and the Gerdine Young Artist Program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. He was nominated for a Grammy for the opera trilogy, "L’Orestie d’Eschyle" in which he sang the role of Apollo.
He holds a bachelor in music performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a master of vocal performance from The Julliard School. He has performed in operas and had concert and recital appearances in the U.S. and abroad.
Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts
3701 7th Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201