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Friday, April 14, 2017

Jackson Chamber Music Series Presents 'The Empathy of Song' April 21

William WillisSALISBURY, MD---The Peter and Judy Jackson Chamber Music Series at Salisbury University presents “The Empathy of Song,” featuring baritone William Willis with piano accompanist Susan Zimmer, 7 p.m. Friday, April 21, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.

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Willis, faculty in SU’s Music, Theatre and Dance Department, earned his B.A. in music at SU and M.M. in vocal performance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. For two consecutive years he placed in the top three of his category at the Maryland-Washington, D.C., National Association of Teachers of Singing competition.

As a student at SU, Willis portrayed the Sorcerer in the University’s first opera production, Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. At UNC Greensboro, he performed in several operas, including Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, and Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium and Amahl and the Night Visitors. He also participated in George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat and Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend, among others.

Sponsored by SU’s Cultural Affairs Office, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU website at

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