Voice faculty members Jane Erwin Hammett, soprano, and Zachary Gordin, baritone, will join together for a recital of “Bel Canto” (beautiful singing), on a program including arias from opera and operetta, art songs and songs from Broadway and musical theatre.
In addition to Sonoma State, Jane Erwin Hammett is on the faculty at American Conservatory Theater (ACT) and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Summer Music West). At ACT she has taught singing, acting and musical theater in both the Young Conservatory and the MFA Progam, as well as served as Musical Director for five Young Conservatory world premiere musicals, and co-directed, with Young Conservatory Director Craig Slaight, the Young Conservatory Cabaret and Musical Ensembles.
Baritone Zachary Gordin is redefining what it means to be an operatic soloist in the 21st Century; praised for his “arresting musical insights” and a voice that is “commanding and intense without ever descending into coarseness” (The Seattle Times) while also maintaining his passion for fitness, community engagement, and artist mentoring.
Teaching voice is unlike any other discipline. There is something about singing -- sustaining tone on pitch -- that makes us vulnerable. We are revealed -- more so when singing than any other expressive art form." Jane Erwin Hammett