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Dr. Jason Harris, Assistant Professor of Choral Conducting and Director of Choral Ensembles, conducts Oberlin vocal ensembles that span centuries: Musical Union, founded in 1837, Oberlin College Choir, founded in 1929, and Oberlin Treble Ensemble, founded in 2011. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

Dr. Jason Harris, Assistant Professor of Choral Conducting and Director of Choral Ensembles, conducts Oberlin vocal ensembles that span centuries: Musical Union, founded in 1837, Oberlin College Choir, founded in 1929, and Oberlin Treble Ensemble, founded in 2011. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

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Maggie Nicholas, soprano #seniorrecital interview, Part 6

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What was your favorite performance during your years at Oberlin?

I’ve loved performing with the orchestras here. When I sang Bartok with Sinfonietta and Mendelssohn with the Chamber Orchestra: It is such an amazing experience to be singing with an entire body of musical instruments behind you!

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Maggie Nicholas, soprano #seniorrecital interview, Part 5

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Do you have anyone in particular you would like to thank?

My mom, dad, and sister. They’re always so supportive of me and let me move at my own pace (which is generally a more relaxed pace). They’ve always trusted that I know what’s best for myself as a singer and as a young adult and are always willing to stand by my side for what I think is best for me… even if, for now, it’s taking a break from education to raise lions.

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Oberlin Conservatory: Maggie Nicholas, soprano #seniorrecital interview, Part 3

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Where do you plan to go after graduation?

I’m not 100% sure. I’m going to get my bartending license this summer and get a job in a town near a good conservatory so I can continue lessons during my year off. I’m also planning on spending a month or two in Africa to volunteer at a…

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Oberlin Conservatory: Maggie Nicholas, soprano #seniorrecital interview, Part 2

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What is your earliest memory of singing?

I’ve wanted to be a singer since I was tiny, but my first concrete memory of singing is my very first voice recital in 4th grade. I forgot the words to “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” and stood like a deer in headlights on stage forever trying…

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Oberlin Conservatory: Maggie Nicholas, soprano #seniorrecital interview, Part 1

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What makes your #seniorrecital special?

I’ll be performing two pieces by Tchaikovsky in Russian; they’re rarely done in recital here but they’re so heartfelt and beautiful. Also, the second half of the recital consists of pieces from Aaron Copland’s 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson which…

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