MGCCC Jackson County Campus to host voice masterclass and vocal recital

Mihaela Buhaiciuc PosterMississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County Campus Fine Arts Department will host a Voice Masterclass and Guest Voice Recital in the Fine Arts Auditorium on campus on Thursday, March 13. The recital, “Diversity,” which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. Soprano Mihaela Buhaiciuc will perform, accompanied by pianist Sharon Hudson.

The masterclass will feature several MGCCC student vocal majors, who will also have coaching sessions with Buhaiciuc.

A native of Romania and a former vocal faculty member at University of Mobile, Buhaiciuc is an active performer, pedagogue, lecturer and a true advocate of meaningful singing. Her repertoire includes opera roles such as Mozart’s Susanna, Despina, Zerlina; Haendel’s Nerone; Bizet’s Micaela; Britten’s Miles, Mrs. Hayes in Floyd’s Suzannah among others. Buhaiciuc performed with Mobile Opera, Stony Brook Opera of SBU New York, South Florida Lyric Opera Co., and Brasov Opera House, Romania. Her repertoire includes oratorios, art songs and chamber music from Baroque to Schoenberg and postmodernists. 

She has lectured on various topics at International Conferences held at Royal Academy of Music in London, UK; the International Academic Forum, Osaka, Japan; International Congress of Voice Teachers, Paris, France; George Enesco International Festival, New York City among others. Her book, “The Art of Singing. The Science of Emotions,” was published in Romania in 2013.

Buhaiciuc holds a master’s and doctor of Musical Arts degrees in voice performance from State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is currently full-time voice faculty at Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania, and the coordinator of the vocal performance area.

For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan Kilgore, Fine Arts Department Chair, 228.497.7707 or jonathan.kilgore@mgccc.edu.

Kathy McAdams is an award-winning journalist who has worked at weekly newspapers in Mississippi and the Press-Register in Mobile, Ala. A native of Gulfport, McAdams attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, William Carey University, the University of South Alabama and The University of Southern Mississippi. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and journalism and a master's degree in education and English. She has worked at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College since 2005.