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Glenda Kirkland was a vocal instructor with the EMU Department of Music and Dance from 1972 until 2009. Kirkland taught many courses in music at EMU and served as the director of the EMU Opera Workshop. She has also given many lectures and recitals with various opera companies and guest performed with luminaries such as William Warfield, Gwyneth Jones, and Luciano Pavarotti. She’s been universally praised for her interpretive skills, her charisma, her prefect breath control and deep respect for the text’s open-hearted naiveté.

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Glenda Kirkland, Eastern Michigan University, Department of Music and Dance, vocal performance, vocal instruction, music education, opera, opera instruction, theater, musical theater

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Glenda Kirkland, July 6, 2018