Renowned vocalist to perform at NPCC

andrew white
Friday, January 5, 2024

Renowned vocalist Dr. Andrew White will perform Jan. 19 in North Platte.

Beginning at 6:15 p.m., he will provide a lecture about Austrian composer Franz Schubert and Schubert’s Winterreise song cycle. The presentation will be in the fireplace area of the McDonald-Belton Building on the North Platte Community College South Campus, 601 W. State Farm Rd.

White will then join NPCC music instructor Kristin Simpson in concert at 7 p.m. in the McDonald-Belton Theater where he will sing, and Simpson will accompany him on the piano for the Winterreise song cycle.

Both the lecture and performance are free and open to the public. They will be followed by a reception in the fireplace area.

About White

White is a member of the University of Nebraska at Kearney voice faculty. A champion of art song and contemporary music, he has distinguished himself in recitals of French mélodie, Lieder and contemporary American art song, including numerous premiere performances.

White was selected to participate in the Cleveland Art Song Festival six times and appeared as a featured artist in the 1996 festival. He won the Richardson Awards Vocal Competition in 1995 and the VARN competition in 1997.

While a student, White was granted a full scholarship to study in Switzerland with Gérard Souzay and Dalton Baldwin. In 1995, he made his New York recital debut in Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in a program devoted to the songs of Cleveland composer Frederick Koch.

He has performed new works at concerts and festivals in such cities as Boston, Cleveland, San Francisco, San Antonio, Montreal, Vancouver, Chicago and New York.

Opera and concert appearances include numerous roles with Lyric Opera Cleveland, The Oxford Shakespeare Festival and as a soloist with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, Wooster Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom.

White has both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in music from the Cleveland Institute of Music/Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio as well as an artist diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He also holds a Level III certification in Somatic Voicework ™, The LoVetri Method of contemporary commercial music.

Previously, White served on the voice faculties of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Akron, Hiram College, Lake Erie College, Ashland University and Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory.