Soprano Doris B. Schmauk to Perform Voice Recital

Release Date: Sunday, October 18, 2009


PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Music Department will present a voice recital featuring music instructor Doris B. Schmauk on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 3 p.m. in the East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall. Chestnut Hill College is located at 9601 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia.

The concert program includes selections from Handel, Brahms and Hahn that will performed in Italian, German, and French. The program will also include selections from Madame Butterfly, La Bohéme, and works from Aaron Copland.  Accompanying Schmauk on piano will be accompanist Nile Webber, who will perform Gershwin’s Prelude during the recital.  Schmauk has been teaching music at Chestnut Hill College for the past 18 years.

Schmauk, a graduate of Temple University’s music program, has studied under Julianne Baird and Klara Meyers and has taken master classes with Licia Albanese, Benita Valente and Maragaret Harshaw. She has performed in 20 major opera roles as a lyric soprano with the Rittenhouse Opera Society of Philadelphia, and has performed as a soprano soloist and choir member with the Temple University and Singing City Choirs under the direction of Dr. Elaine Brown. She currently works as an oratorio soloist and recitalist in the Philadelphia area, currently singing at St. Paul’s Reformed Episcopal Church in Oreland, Pa. and performing opera at Toscano Ristorante in Lansdale, Pa. and at Mr. Martino’s in South Philadelphia.

Schmauk has taught private voice lessons for 35 years, mainly for adolescents and young adults. She has taught private lessons at Anchillae Assumpta Academy in Wyncote, Pa., and since 1989 she has been the choral conductor for the Chestnut Hill Chamber Singers and Chestnut Hill Community Choir.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Kathleen McCloskey, SSJ, at 215.248.7194 or e-mail