Soprano Kim Warrick and pianist Aaron Mood will perform a free recital of music for voice and piano on Saturday, January 16th, at 8:00 pm, in Schuster Hall at Wright State University.
Dr. Kimberly Warrick has been Associate Professor, Coordinator of Vocal Students, and Director of Opera Theatre at Wright State University since 1995. Dr. Warrick earned her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from California State University at Northridge and completed both her M.M. and D.A. in vocal performance and opera direction at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. While living in the Los Angeles area, she sang extensively in regional opera theatre, singing roles such as Violetta in La Traviata, Blondchen in The Abduction from the Seraglio, and Musetta in La Boheme. In Colorado, Dr. Warrick performed in opera and musical theatre, with leading roles in such works as Tales of Hoffmann, Falstaff, and Brigadoon. Dr. Warrick made her Dayton Opera Debut in 1999 as Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen as well as traveling to Colorado to sing Adele in the Little Theatre of the Rockies spring production 2000 of Die Fledermaus.
Aaron Mood, Staff Accompanist at Wright State University, received his Master of Music degree in piano performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his Bachelor of the Arts degree in music from Allegheny College, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is the recipient of the Edith Mead Osbourne Memorial Prize for distinguished pianism, the Frederick Marantz Memorial Prize in recognition of marked talent with the piano, and the Mary Elizabeth King Brown Teaching Excellence Award. In addition to his position as Staff Accompanist at Wright State University, Aaron is a Master Teacher of Piano at Star City Music Studios in Miamisburg, which he opened with his wife, Dr. Samee Griffith Mood, in 2014 . Previous positions include Staff Accompanist at Winston-Salem State University, Adjunct Instructor of Theory and Music Appreciation at Guilford Technical Community College, and Associate Master Teacher at the Music Academy of North Carolina. He has participated in master classes with Anna Maria Trenchi de Botazzi and Jon Nakamatsu.