School of Performing Arts faculty members Mathias Elmer, John Irrera, Brian Thorsett, Hsiang Tu, and Ariana Wyatt presented “Recitative in High School? Is That Legal? Yes!” at the Virginia Music Education Association conference held virtually November 19–21.

The workshop on Mozart’s “Die Weisheitslehre dieser Knaben” (The Wisdom Lesson of These Boys) recitative from his opera Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) and a recitative sequence from Händel’s oratorio Messiah featured a performance by music majors Michael Briggsby, Eugene Choo, Gabe Scott, andJustin Vu. 

The performance was prerecorded on the stage of the Moss Arts Center.