Richard Hundley is one of only 12 composers recognized as a “standard American composer for vocalists” by the International American Music Competition, sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the Rockefeller Foundation. His songs are part of the vocal repertory in every major music school in the U.S. as well as leading music schools in Europe. Hundley writes for the voice with a sensitivity that comes from an expertise developed over many years of singing and association with other singers. Among the internationally known artists who have performed his music are Teresa Stratas, Frederica von Stade, Marilyn Horne, Renee Fleming, Jennifer Larmore, Arlene Auger, Anna Moffo, Rosalind Elias, Anneliese Rothenberger, William Warfield, Giorgio Tozzi, Paul Sperry, David Daniels and Stephanie Blythe.
Performers in this concert include singers of the Graduate Center’s D.M.A. program: Chad Cygan, tenor; Emily Eagen, soprano; Mary Hubbell, soprano; Danya Katok, soprano; and Roz Woll, mezzo-soprano. Also performing is Sylvia Kahan, pianist and DMA Graduate Center professor.