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Arts at Clarke Series to Host Sonya Baker, Nov. 10

posted on October 15, 2009

The Clarke College Arts at Clarke Series will present a spotlight performance by accomplished vocalist Sonya Baker on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased by calling (563)584-8642.

Known best for her American classical vocal music, soprano Sonya Baker sings diverse styles such as musical theater, spirituals and operatic selections. She has recently performed both nationally and internationally to Spain, Newfoundland, New York and more. Her first recording, “SHE SAYS” features art songs from American women composers. It was released in 2004, one year after her Carnegie Hall debut with well-known conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.

Baker holds degrees from Yale, Indiana State College and Florida State College. She is currently associate professor of voice and assistant dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Murray State College. She is also working on her second recording, “A Tribute to Marian Anderson,” featuring Lieder and spiritual arrangements, and will appear at the Kennedy Center with the MSU Wind Ensemble.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

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