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Melinda Spratlan (Soprano)

Born: USA

Melinda Spratlan is an Americamn soprano and music pedafogue. She taught singing at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts for 38 years before retiring in 2009. In 2009, she performed in two concerts designed to celebrate her 38 years of teaching and performing at Mount Holyok. Her performance in October with the Mount Holyoke Baroque Ensemble was a reflection of her long-time interest in singing early music, having been a regular member of the Ensemble for over 20 years. She was also soprano soloist in many concerts of the choral ensembles when they performed large works from the Baroque era and she frequently included early music on her annual faculty recitals.

The second celebratory concert in March featured the première of Four Songs for Soprano and Women's Chorus by Lewisi Spratlan on poetry by Brad Leithauser. Mount Holyoke Chamber Singers performed with Melinda and Melinda noted that this was a tribute to all the times she was invited to appear on choral ensembles concerts. Sharing the stage with the students of Mount Holyoke was the perfect synthesis of her work with individual students of singing and the gratification and pleasure she has always felt when making music with others.

Melinda Spratlan is maried to the composer Lewisi Spratlan, a world renowned composer, and her son Daniel Spratlan, is a doctoral student of music under Dr. Gardner..

 

Source: Mount Holyoke College Website (2014); Bits & pieces from other sources
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Aryeh Oron (February 2014)

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