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OCU Faculty, Alumnus Address National Opera Convention
An Oklahoma City University faculty member and an OCU alumnus are listed as highlights of the 2010 convention of the National Opera Association. The 55th annual event will be held Jan. 7-10 in Atlanta. Karen Coe Miller will present “When Feeling It Isn’t Enough: Expressing Emotion Behind the Text.” Miller was appointed assistant director of the Oklahoma Opera and Music Theater Company at OCU’s Bass School of Music in 2009, and made her Oklahoma directorial debut in “Die Fledermaus.” Her Jan. 9 lecture will be co-presented with Paula Homer, director of opera at University of North Texas. Carroll Freeman, director of opera at University of Tennessee at Knoxville, will lead the convention’s final session on Jan. 10. Freeman earned his master’s degree in voice at OCU. He is a past artistic director of Mississippi Opera and Opera in the Ozarks, and co-director of Des Moines Metro Opera apprentice program. He has stage-directed for Knoxville Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, Nashville Opera, Mobile Opera, Tulsa Opera, Mississippi Opera, and Opera Aegean in Athens, Greece. His NOA presentation is entitled ““txt me pls: one director’s look at the importance of text in staging opera.” The National Opera Association convention is held in collaboration with the National Association of Teachers of Singing winter workshop. For more information, visit www.noa.org.