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“An Evening of Song”: Transylvania’s Creative Intelligence Series brings University of Kentucky opera student Reginald Smith Jr. to campus Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.; free and open to the public

Reginald Smith Jr.LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University's new Creative Intelligence Series has so far brought to campus a behaviorist, a primatologist and a sociologist. On Wednesday, March 23,  University of Kentucky Opera Theatre student Reginald Smith Jr., will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Carrick Theater in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center. This performance is free and open to the public.

Earlier this year, Smith received the Best Stage Presence Award and Third Place in the Metropolitan Opera Mid-South Regional Auditions.

In 2007, he was the undergraduate first-place winner of the Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition at UK and is currently a senior studying with Everett McCorvey in the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre program, pursuing a dual degree in vocal performance and vocal music education.

Smith, a native of Atlanta, has been seen in performances of "Romeo et Juliette," "The Magic Flute," "Die Fledermaus," "La Boheme," "Mikado," "River of Time" and "Amahl and the Night Visitors." He has participated in summer music programs including The American Institute of Musical Studies Program in Graz, Austria, the Premiering Sydney Program in Sydney, Australia, the Intermezzo Young Artist Program and Seagle Music Colony.

Transylvania's Creative Intelligence Series celebrates the activities of people who are working at the leading edge of their fields. While the events tend to focus on the activities of younger scholars, artists and performers, they also bring to campus more established individuals whose work shows a high level of creativity. The name of the series comes from the notion that intelligence takes a variety of formats and that creativity can be found in the word of artists, scholars, community activities and others who look at the world in fresh ways.

For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120.

3/23/2011

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