SU Voice Major To Attend Salzburg Summer Program

This summer, Shepherd University student Jaely Chamberlain will study with world-renowned artists in the city that was the birthplace of one of the greatest musicians who ever lived-the "City of Mozart," "Festival City," "City of Music"-the city of Salzburg, Austria. Ms. Chamberlain was selected to attend the University of Miami Frost School of Music at Salzburg Program for summer 2011. There is an extensive waiting list with many singers that hope to participate, and the scholarship committee has awarded her one of the few scholarships, in the amount of $500. "I am so excited and thrilled at the prospect of studying and performing in Austria while working intensively on my singing and acting skills ," said Ms. Chamberlain. "This is such a great opportunity-I know that it will be a life-changing experience!"

The Salzburg Festival began in 1920. It was founded by director Max Reinhard upon his staging of Hofmannsthal's "Everyman." Today the Festival has grown into a world-famous annual event that down through the years has been enjoyed by millions. The five-week, comprehensive study program's classes and private lessons will be conducted at Salzburg College on the banks of the Salzach River, in the old city. Students will participate in master classes with distinguished guest artists as well as with musicians from the prestigious Salzburg Festival, and attend several Salzburg Festival events, including opera, orchestral concerts, Lieder, and piano recitals. They will attend numerous special events and visit historical places in Salzburg including Salzburg Festival concerts and operas, Mozart memorial sites, a day trip to the Salzkammergut region of lakes and mountains, and Hellbrunn Palace and water games, and are invited to attend lectures in opera, music history, and art history offered by Salzburg College.

Jaely Louise Chamberlain is the daughter of Sandy and Tony Chamberlain. She is a senior Vocal Music Education major. At Shepherd she has studied voice with Brooke Evers, oboe with Greg Shook, and flute with Anne Munro. She has been a member of Chamber Singers, Women's Camerata, Masterworks Chorale, Wind Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, Woodwind Quintet, and the Ram Band. Not a stranger to Salzburg, in the summer of 2009, she performed in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic while on tour with the Shepherd University Chamber Singers and Wind Ensemble. In February of 2009, she performed the role of Miss Adelaide in Shepherd's production of Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls. She was also a member of the chorus in Shepherd's opera workshop production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. In the spring of 2009, Jaely won first place in the NATS Maryland/DC Vocal Competition and advanced to the NATS MidAtlantic Region Vocal Competition, where she placed third. She was the soprano soloist for Masterworks Chorale's performance of Mozart's Requiem this past November, and recently appeared as Cunegonde in Shepherd University's production of Candide. Jaely is a proud member of Sigma Alpha Iota, international women's music fraternity.