Jeanine Wagner, soprano, has been on the voice faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale since 1984. Noted as a soloist with a voice of “great beauty, expressive power and artistic quality,” Ms. Wagner was a winner of the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition and of the Artist Presentation Society Award in St. Louis. Additionally, she was named an International Finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti Competition and has been a Regional Winner in the Metropolitan Opera auditions. She was featured as a soloist with the Illinois Symphony in its celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Southern Illinois University and was also presented as a soloist with the Rigas Musikalais Teatris Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra in Riga Latvia. Her operatic roles include Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Constanze in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Rodelinda in Handel’s Rodelinda, Cunegonde in Bernstein’s Candide andMadame Goldentrill in Mozart’s Impresario. Professor of Music at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Ms. Wagner holds a Master of Music in Opera/Music Theater and the Doctor of Musical Arts in voice from the University of Illinois. In addition to her teaching duties in voice, Ms. Wagner presently serves as Assistant Director of the School of Music at SIUC. Furthermore, she is pursuing a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology. Professors Wagner and Margaret Simmons have performed together throughout the United States and Canada since 1978 and twice have been guest artists/teachers at the Latvian Academy of Music. Their programs have been noted to be “of the highest quality and clothed in elegance and beauty.” Most recently, they have been presenting recitals featuring the art songs of African American composers in this country and abroad. The have selected and edited a collection of these songs, A New Anthology of Art Songs by African American Composers, released by Southern Illinois Press in April 2004. A second volume of compositions is planned.
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Jeanine Wagner, soprano, has been on the voice faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale since 1984. Noted as a soloist with a voice of