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Linda Poetschke
Linda Poetschke

Professor Linda Poetschke to sing Oct. 8

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Oct. 5, 2007)--Linda Poetschke, soprano and UTSA professor of voice, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8 in the UTSA Recital Hall on the 1604 Campus. The recital is free and open to the public.

In the recital, she will be joined by faculty artists Christine Debus (piano), Rita Linard (flute), Allyson Dawkins (viola), MatthewDunne (guitar) and Kathryn Proctor-Duax (mezzo soprano).

The program will include arrangements of folk songs from Ireland, England, Mexico and Brazil and traditional American hymns.

For more information, call the UTSA Department of Music at (210) 458-4354.

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Bio: Linda Poetschke

A Texas native,soprano Linda Poetschke earned degrees in vocal performance from the University of North Texas in Denton and the University of Texas at Austin.

Poetschke is a frequent recitalist on university campuses and has performed professional concerts in Switzerland, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and the Czech Republic.

She makes regular appearances with regional opera companies and symphony orchestras across the Southwest. She made her Carnegie Hall debut as soloist in Mozart's "Requiem." She has performed as soloist at two national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and a national convention for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). She is the former regional governor of the NATS Texoma Region.

Her students have won many prestigious awards in the NATS Texoma Region as well as in other national competitions. They have participated in summer apprentice programs such as Santa Fe, San Francisco Merola, Des Moines, Chautauqua, Opera North and the AIMS program in Graz, Austria. Several are currently singing professionally in New York and abroad. Poetschke served on the faculty of the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria last summer.

At UTSA, Poetschke received the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award. An endowed vocal scholarship was established in her name at UTSA, where she chairs the Department of Music voice program.

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