USM GRADUATE TO JOIN METROPOLITAN OPERA
Ashley Emerson, a Bangor native who graduated from the University of Southern Maine’s School of Music on May 13th has been selected to join New York City’s Metropolitan Opera in its Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Emerson is one of only 12 singers from across the country who have been invited to join the prestigious Lindemann Program this year.
Emerson received a degree in vocal performance from USM.
The program identifies and educates gifted young American singers for careers in opera. It provides up to three years of specialized training in music, language, and dramatic coaching from The Met’s own artistic staff and invited master teachers. Participants are given performance opportunities at The Met as well as other opera companies throughout the country. Singers in the program are also sent to Europe for intensive language study.