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October 7, 2011

Leading tenor Arnold Rawls to perform at ULM Oct. 18

Leading tenor Dr. Arnold Rawls will perform in a University of Louisiana at Monroe concert Tuesday, Oct. 18, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

He will be accompanied by ULM music professor Dr. Richard Seiler.

This concert performance serves as a homecoming for Rawls, as Monroe is his hometown. He grew up in West Monroe, graduated from West Monroe High School and attended ULM for one year.

Rawls' performing credits include leading roles sung at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Seattle Opera and many regional opera centers throughout the United States.

He has also sung principal roles in Germany and Austria.

His triumphant debut at the New York Metropolitan Opera was Manrico in "Il Trovatore."

He has degrees in music performance from Oklahoma, including a doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma.

This concert is sponsored by Ecoutez Publications and the ULM Music Division.

ULM students, faculty and staff may attend free of charge with ID. The public may purchase tickets for $15. Seats are not reserved, so early arrival is recommended.

Call 318-342-1414 for further information.

Rawls, who has also taught vocal studies in Chicago for many years at the Moody Bible Institute, will present a master class for ULM voice students Monday, Oct. 17, in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

The public is invited to attend this master class free of charge.

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