Richard Masters, an assistant professor in the School of Performing Arts, served from June 13 to July 22 as the associate head coach for the Pittsburgh Festival Opera, where he coached young singers and mainstage artists, played rehearsals, and performed in the orchestra for productions of Wagner’s Das Rheingold and Richard Strauss’s Arabella.

In addition, Masters was invited to be part of the faculty at the Druid City Opera Workshop at the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa May 16–24 and to serve as music director for the Blacksburg Summer Arts Festival Production of Fiorello! from July 23 to August 11.