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Hillman Opera ‘Beatrice and Benedict’ slated for late November release on YouTube

Lisa Eikenburg

The Hillman Opera, produced each year by the Fredonia School of Music in conjunction with the Hillman Memorial Music Association, is breaking new ground this year with a unique production in an online format. The production of “Beatrice and Benedict” will be available starting Nov. 27 on the School of Music’s YouTube channel, noted opera producer and Fredonia alumnus Dr. Robert Strauss of the School of Music.

2019 Hillman Opera a winner in NOA national competition

Marketing and Communications staff

The National Opera Association announced that Fredonia’s 2019 Hillman Opera production of “Centrillion” by Jules Massenet, with the libretto by Henri Cain, has earned First Place in Division III of the association’s annual opera production competition. A total of 12 awards were presented to productions at colleges and universities nationwide.

Significant grant awarded to Fredonia institute to increase visibility of Black, Latinx composers

Marketing and Communications staff

The Institute for Composer Diversity (ICD), based at the Fredonia School of Music, has been chosen as a recipient of a $100,000 Sphinx Venture Fund (SVF) grant for 2021. The Detroit-based social justice organization is dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts.

Blue Devil Banter podcast, Episode 5

Sports Information Office

Despite the postponement of its fall season, the Fredonia State men's soccer team still managed to practice in small groups, then larger groups, while continuing to bond during virtual team meetings.

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