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Luvada A. Harrison

Associate Professor
269A Wynn Humanities & Fine Arts Center
(205) 366.8943
lharrison@stillman.edu

Bio

Soprano Luvada A. Harrison enjoys a varied and distinguished academic and performing career. Harrison made her Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with the Manhattan Philharmonic and her Lincoln Center debut in Alice Tully Hall with the New York Choral Society as the soprano soloist in Rossini’s Stabat Mater. She has performed with regional opera companies and symphony orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. As an Arts Educator, Harrison worked with the Education Department of the New York City Opera, the Metropolitan Opera Guild and the “Meet the  Artist” series at Lincoln Center.

Off–Broadway patrons enjoyed her performance as the opera singer in Prelude and Liebstod y Tony Award winner Terrence McNally. Harrison went on to receive national exposure as Aida in the “Drama Queens” episode on HBO’s hit series Sex and the City. An active concert artist, Harrison has appeared as a guest artist and recitalist at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, Lawrence University in Wisconsin and Albany State  University, Georgia. And she has been a featured soloist with the Tuscaloosa Symphony. An active member of the National Association of Teachers  of Singing, Harrison was chosen to participate in the highly selective ATS Teacher-Intern Program held at Stetson University in 2010,  where she further honed her pedagogy skills under the tutelage of master teacher Marjorie Halbert. She presented her doctoral research on the Lyric Art Songs for the Salon y 20th century Italian composer Franco Alfano at national and international conferences.

She is a member of Pi Kappa Lamda National Music Honor Society, the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), College Music Society, and the National Opera Association. Currently, she serves as the Chair for the Department of Fine Arts at Stillman College

Recent Performances/Exhibits

Soprano Soloist, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Tuscaloosa Symphony, April 2012
Featured Artist, Fourth of July Concert, Tuscaloosa Symphony, July 2012
“Music to Quiet the Restless Mind”- Faculty and Guest Artists Recital, September 2011

Education

Towson State University - B.S. - Vocal Music Education
Binghamton University - M.M. - Opera Performance
Florida State University - D.M.A. - Opera Performance

Grants/Awards/Honors

Joseph A Gore Faculty Merit/Incentive Award for Excellence in Teaching 2012
National Association of Teachers of Singing 2010 Teacher-Intern
University Fellowship Florida State University
Pi Kappa Lamda
Scholarship to Barga Institute, Barga Italy
Friedrich Award Binghamton University for Outstanding Graduate Student in the
Department of Music
Binghamton University Certificate of Achievement Award

Courses Currently Taught

Applied and Secondary Voice
Diction
Vocal Pedagogy
Music
Appreciation
African American Music