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Renowned Vocalist to Perform Guest Recital at Clarke

February 25, 2016: Anne Gross, who has been praised for her exquisite tone, excellent breath control and enjoyable stage presence, will perform a guest recital on Tuesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke University campus.

Gross will be accompanied by Clarke Assistant Professor Music Jeremy Mims on the piano. Admission is free.

Gross has taught voice at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance (graduate student instructor), Spring Arbor University, and Eastern Mennonite University. She is currently an assistant professor of music at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa. Gross also chairs the voice department at Belvoir Terrace, a performing arts camp for girls ages 8-16, located near Tanglewood in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts.

Gross has sung solo recitals on concert series in Michigan, Louisiana, Virginia, Washington, D.C, Massachusetts and Ohio and has been a favorite soloist with the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. Her international career includes performances in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain and Havana, Cuba, where she performed music of Jose Maria Vitier, accompanied by the composer.

Mims has appeared on national and international concert and opera stages as a conductor, collaborative pianist, violinist and a tenor chorister.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs.  Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.

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