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Boyer To Present Panel Discussion on "The Power of Music" with Renée Fleming,
Dr. Rachelle Fleming and Ann Ziff

October 16, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

Join us for a lively and informative panel discussion on the power of music to transform lives, promote optimal health and improve the quality of life

VICE PROVOST FOR THE ARTS LECTURE SERIES
The Power of Music:
Panel discussion with international opera star Renée Fleming, Dr. Rachelle Fleming and Ann Ziff
and
Music and the Mind presentation by Renée Fleming, inspired by Sound Health, a collaborative partnership spearheaded by Ms. Fleming with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Institute of Health, in association with the National Endowment for the Arts


October 16, 2017

10:30 – noon
Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
FREE admission. Reservations and tickets not required.

Hosted by Dr. Robert T. Stroker, Dean and Vice Provost for the Arts
Moderated by Dr. Steven Kreinberg, Vice Dean

Soprano Renée Fleming has a devoted international following wherever she appears, whether on the operatic stage, in concert or recital, on television, radio or on disc. A four time Grammy® winner, Ms. Fleming’s career has been built on success across a wide range of musical styles and unparalleled diversity. In addition to her numerous opera roles, she has sung for such distinguished occasions as the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony and the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace. In 2008, she became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala. In a White House ceremony in 2013, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama, and she brought her voice to a vast new audience the following year as the first classical artist ever to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl.

Rachelle Fleming is nationally recognized in the field of vocal health and training of contemporary vocal artists. She holds a doctorate in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance and a Masters in Music Education. She is a musical theater faculty member at The Catholic University of America and has taught at The New School and The Eastman School of Music. She was Production Adviser for American Voices, a multi-day festival on American singing hosted by her sister, Renée Fleming at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, aired on Great Performances (PBS). As a singer, Ms. Fleming has performed in concert, television and on recordings.

Tamsen Ann Ziff is unequivocally one of the most influential proponents of music in the United States. As Chair of the Metropolitan Opera and President and Director of The Bill and Ann Ziff Foundation, Ms. Ziff has a deep passion for music, giving a record-breaking $30 million unrestricted gift to the opera in 2010. Her foundation has supported numerous musical and philanthropic causes, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center of Performing Arts, Surgery for the Poor, Citymeals on Wheels and the New York Restoration Project. Ms. Ziff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy from New York University and a Master’s Degree in Music Therapy from Temple University. Ms. Ziff is a Visiting Professor at the Boyer College of Music and Dance.