Samantha Fazio '22 has been singing her life, but she just recently graduated into the honors program.
Samantha Fazio '22 has been chosen to participate in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) musical theatre honor choir at the Eastern regional conference in Rochester March 4-7. Sam auditioned via a detailed audio file demo that featured scales, an excerpt from a piece the choir will be performing, and a solo performance of Gabriel Faure's Adieu, a piece Samantha worked on during voice classes with Tim Reno, D.M.A., associate dean of liberal arts.
This is the first time that ACDA has created an honor choir dedicated to musical theatre. Rob Fisher will guest conduct. He has arranged and conducted musical theatre works in concert versions, most notably for the New York Philharmonic. In addition to rehearsals and performances with the honor choir, Samantha will be able to attend other events such as the Eastman-Rochester Chorale and Eastman Sinfonia's performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.
"I was very excited to get in! I wasn't sure I'd make the honor choir because the collegiate level is more intense. I've been singing in choir since the 4th grade and have been in musical theatre since middle school. I grew up in a musical, artistic household. My brother is a singer too. I couldn't imagine my life without singing in it!"
Samantha Fazio '22 (picture, above, in the role of Poopsie during the College's fall production of The Pajama Game)