This Tuesday, the Live at Five series returns for another faculty concert, featuring Voice Department Head Judi Donaghy. Live at Five showcases McNally Smith College of Music’s faculty in performances ranging from indie-pop to hip-hop, jazz, rock, and more. The free event begins at 5:00 p.m. in the McNally Smith auditorium with student bands and groups, followed by Judi’s performance. Following the concert, the release party for 7 Song Cycle, the McNally Smith faculty recording project, will be held in the McNally Smith Atrium.
Judi has worked in opera, musical theater, jazz, folk, country, gospel, pop, and R&B. She currently works with Voicestra (Bobby McFerrin), Urbanstride, the Girls, the Wolverine’s Classic Jazz Orchestra, JazzMN Big Band, and Judi, Cliff ‘n’ Daves. She has also worked with Yo Yo Ma, Carole King, Janis Siegel, Rhiannon, Garrison Keillor, Marilyn McCoo, the Plymouth Ensemble, Metro Jam, Northrop Opera, Mixed Blood Theater, Cricket Theater, and Moore by Four. Judi has given vocal master classes and clinics with Bobby McFerrin at the Omega Institute and the Stimmen Voice Festival in Basel, Switzerland. She recently completed her 4th European tour with Voicestra.
Schedule of Events
- 5 p.m. – Appetizers and student performances (McNally Smith Atrium)
- 6 p.m. – Live at Five with featured artist, Judi Donaghy (McNally Smith Auditorium)
- 7:15 p.m. – Dessert and Coffee Service, and live performances of tracks from 7 Song Cycle (McNally Smith Atrium)
- Judi Donaghy – March 29, 5:00 p.m.
- Dessa – April 19, 5:00 p.m.
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