Associate Professor of Voice and Director of Choral Activities Matthew Oltman, D.M.A., was asked to give a presentation on Franz Biebl’s famous “Ave Maria” (the subject of his doctoral thesis) to members of the choral ensemble Vocal Polyphonia from Rosario, Argentina. With the necessity of moving their activities online, they opted to do in-depth research into their repertoire and to present virtual information sessions for their members.
He was also the featured guest on the “Making Connections” podcast co-hosted by Steve Grives and Iris Derke of Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY). They primarily discussed Oltman’s recent trip to Taiwan and the challenges of creating choral music in the time of COVID-19. Visit www.anchor.fm to listen to the podcast.
Oltman has also been working with the cast of “La Bohème” in an upcoming collaboration with IN Series scheduled for release in December 2020.