RECITAL: Harpist Keryn Wouden and soprano Sadie Goodman
The Judson College Music Department will host soprano Sadie Goodman and harpist Keryn Wouden in a recital on September 29, 2016 at 7:00pm in Alumnae Auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public. There will be a reception in Archibald Hall following the performance.
Goodman and Wouden met in a Russian literature class at Northwestern University in 2012, and have collaborated on a variety of projects. The duo assembled a varied repertoire for harp and soprano, which encompasses various musical periods, languages, and aesthetics. Some pieces were specifically written for harp accompaniment, while others Wouden has adapted from a piano score or approved for harp accompaniment. The recital repertoire includes songs by composers Mauriece Ravel, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Gustav Mahler, Edvard Grieg, Manuel de Falla, Jean-Philippe Rameau, George Frideric Handel, and Benjamin Britten and feature languages such as English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, and Norwegian.
Harpist Keryn Wouden, faculty member at Lake Forest College in Illinois, also maintains a private studio in Chicago. She received her undergraduate degree from Chapman University in Orange, California, and a master’s degree from Northwestern University in 2013. Wouden became the principal harpist for the Kansas All-State Symphony Orchestra in 2004, and continues to perform throughout the United States with organizations such as the Orange County Philharmonic Society, Sundance Summer Theater, Anaheim Ballet Company, Southern Illinois Music Festival, Kenosha Symphony, and Chamber Opera Chicago. She was recently heard on a Wisconsin radio program with her harp and guitar duo, Strung Up. A recent review of a performance with Chicago’s William Ferris Chorale in the Chicago Classical Review stated, “Keryn Wouden’s nimble and expressive playing in the important harp role was on the same high level as the singing.” She loves to collaborate with other musical artists, and regularly develops original arrangements and transcriptions to expand and develop the harp repertoire.
Sadie Goodman, soprano and assistant professor of music at Judson College, received undergraduate and master’s degrees in voice and music education from Samford University, a master’s in voice and opera from Northwestern University, and a doctorate from the University of Alabama. She has performed with Opera Birmingham, and has had the opportunity to work closely with living composers John Musto and Ricky Ian Gordon on the roles of Mid-Aged Woman and Rosasharn in their respective operas Bastianello and The Grapes of Wrath. Goodman has won the Alabama National Association of Teachers of Singing competition (2008) and the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition in Alabama (2009 and 2010). She is proud to serve on the music faculty at Judson College, teaching private voice lessons, music history, singing diction in foreign languages, vocal pedagogy, and opera workshop. She is also a member of the international professional music fraternity, Delta Omicron, and was recently appointed the President of the Iota Province, and advises Judson’s student chapter.
For more information about the recital or the performers, contact Dr. Sadie Goodman at 334-683-5242.