[Colorado-talk] Attention Musicians, Perspective Students And Lovers Of Music

David Dunphy discoduck221 at gmail.com
Tue May 8 12:11:30 UTC 2018

Attention Perspective Musicians!
Are you a student who is looking to pursue a career in music?
Do you have a love for singing?
Maybe it's music history that interests you.
But maybe what's keeping you from going forward is not knowing how a
blind person could handle the rigors of teaching music or performing
Or maybe you're just interested in how a blind musician accomplishes
the daily requirements of being a musician.
Regardless of your reasons for being interested in music, The
Performing Arts Division, along with 195 The Globe, can help.
 Please join the National Federation of the Blind Performing Arts
 Division for a membership call featuring our special guest Jessica
 Victoria, soprano, recording artist, and professor.

When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time: 8:30 PM Eastern, 5:30 PM Pacific.
  Call in number:
access code:

  We will hear from Jessica as she shares her story, some alternative
 techniques she’s used as a blind singer and music educator, and her
 advice for others pursuing a similar career. After the interview,
 there will be time for a few questions. We will also share some
 updates on our events at National Convention this summer. You won’t
 want to miss it! All are welcome!
Can't call in? No problem.
Thanks to the performing arts division and to Chris Nusbaum, host of
The Blind Side, heard Tuesday nights at 8 pM eastern on 195 The Globe
we will be streaming this presentation live for all to hear! So if you
can't call in, you can listen on your mobile phones on Tunein, and
even your amazon echos or google home devices.
Tuning in is a snap. You can either
1. Visit
for listening options and links.
2. Search for 195 The Globe on Tunein radio or on the tunein app.
3. Ask Alexa or google to play 195 The Globe on Tunein
4. Put the following into your favorite media player of choice:
The globe's coverage begins at the normal start time of The Blind
Side, which is at 8:00PM eastern, or you can tune in at 8:30PM eastern
for the start of the membership call stream.
And for more information on this or other globe programming, check out
or follow
on twitter.
Below, I've included information that was sent to the Performing Arts
division list about Jessica Victoria. Based on the accomplishments
you'll read about below, there's no doubt she will give an exciting
and informative presentation, so we hope you'll call in or tune in to
tonight's membership call and blind side stream.
See you then!
>From David Dunphy

***More Information About Jessica Victoria***
 Songstress Jessica Victoria has performed at the Vatican, at Carnegie
 Hall's Weill Recital Hall, and with orchestras in North and South
 America. Recent performances include "Où va la jeune indoue" from
 Lakmé with the Trujillo Symphony Orchestra in Trujillo, Peru under the
 direction of Carlos Aransay and "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem
 Herzen" from Die Zauberflöte in a concert series with the Mid-Atlantic
 Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Julien Benichou. Her opera
 roles include Violetta with Bel Cantanti Opera Company and the Queen
 of the Night with The Catholic University of America. Jessica Victoria
 has also performed a wide variety of solo recitals that have featured
 music ranging from traditional spirituals and Gaelic songs to works in
 Catalan, Basque, Quechua and Ladino. Many of her programs tell stories
 through music and narrative, bringing the audience into the beauty of
 the experience.

  In January of 2012, Jessica Victoria made her New York debut at
 Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as a first prize winner of the
 Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition. She was the 2013
 winner of University of Toledo’s Art Song Festival Competition and
 presented a recital in that year’s festival. In 2014, she won second
 prize in the Concorso Lirico Internazionale "Jole de Maria" in
 Monterotondo, Italy. In 2016, Jessica was a winner of Pittsburgh
 Concert Society’s Major Artist Auditions and a semifinalist in the
 Concert Artist Guild Competition. In 2017, she won second prize in the
 National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Competition and third
 prize in the Concurso Internacional de Canto Lirico in Trujillo, Peru.
 Among other performances, Jessica has appeared as soprano soloist with
 Concert Artists of Baltimore, with the New Mexico Philharmonic
 Orchestra, at the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s 2012 Mid-Atlantic
 Congress, in a world premiere of Joseph Santo’s Vîsperas de la Santa
 Cruz, in Jordan Hall and King’s Chapel in Boston, and with Maestro
 Angelo Zanin in Seren del Grappa, Italy. She also received the honor
 of singing for His Holiness John Paul II during a private audience.

  Jessica Victoria holds a doctorate in musical arts from The Catholic
 University of America where she studied with Sharon Christman, a
 master of music in vocal performance from New England Conservatory of
 Music where she studied with Patricia Craig, and bachelors’ degrees in
 music and foreign languages from the University of New Mexico, where
 she studied with Leslie Umphrey.

  Second only to Jessica Victoria’s love of performing is her love of
 teaching. She has taught voice in the United States, Italy, and the
 United Kingdom. She has taught as a guest artist at the University of
 New Mexico, and has given lectures on topics in music history and
 philosophy at New England Conservatory and Franciscan University of
 Steubenville. In 2010, she was invited to present her paper “Music:
 the Herald of Love” at a conference sponsored by the Dietrich von
 Hildebrand Legacy Project in collaboration with the School of
 Philosophy of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome,
 Italy. In 2016, she was invited to present her paper “Encountering
 Love through Beauty: Dietrich von Hildebrand and Ludwig van Beethoven
 on The Nature of Love” at the 17th Annual Fall Conference of the Notre
 Dame Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame.
 Currently, Jessica directs the voice track of the Sacred Music Program
 at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

  Through music, Jessica Victoria promotes positive social change. Such
 performances include the National Anthem for the National Federation
 of the Blind’s March for Independence at American Airlines Center in
 Dallas, Texas, Spanish art song and zarzuela for the Department of
 Justice's Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in Washington, D.C., and
 Paradise Lost and Regained, a recital of art songs and her original
 composition whose proceeds benefited the Good Shepherd Sisters' work
 toward freeing women from human trafficking in Vietnam.
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