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Grayson Wagstaff, dean, music, was quoted in a DC Metro Theater Arts story on a masterclass with Renée Fleming. He was also quoted in a review of the spring opera. See below.

Review: ‘La Serva Padrona’ and ‘Gianni Schicchi’ at Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

From: DC Metro Theater Arts
Date: March 19, 2016
Author: Katie Weeks

 

... Dr. Grayson Wagstaff, Dean of the School of Music, gave opening remarks, saying that, “the double bill pairs two pieces that are different in style, yet both entertain while making you think.”

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A Master Class with Renée Fleming at The Catholic University of America

From: DC Metro Theater Arts
Date: March 16, 2016
Author: Katie Weeks

The Catholic University of America’s (CUA) Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presented a master class by Renée Fleming on Sunday, March 13, 2016.

Dr. Grayson Wagstaff, Dean of the School of Music, gave opening remarks, stating that this master class was to be a wonderful, historic event for CUA and like those within the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, “(Fleming) believes that great voices sing many great kinds of music.” Wagstaff went on to say that, “While Fleming is one of the great artists of our day, star of opera houses around the world, the people’s diva, the first opera star to be well known across popular culture – to CUA, she is family.” After all, Fleming’s sister, Dr. Rachelle Fleming, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Musical Theatre, and was in the audience supporting the student performers, and her sister. ...

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