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Elon music lecturer performs concert of American music in Italy

Polly Cornelius, senior lecturer of music, was invited to perform a recital of American music and musical theatre repertoire in Florence, Italy on Oct. 6.

Polly Butler Cornelius, soprano, with Chris Miller, pianist, and Antonio Vanni, Director at Accademia Europea di Firenze.

Polly Cornelius, senior lecturer of music, was invited to perform a recital of American music and musical theatre repertoire at St. Mark's English church concert series in Florence, Italy on Oct. 6. 

Cornelius was accompanied by prolific Broadway composer Chris Miller, a 1999 Elon graduate and receipient of the Elon distinguished alumni award in 2014. They performed a varied recital, including a new song cycle commissioned by Miller for Cornelius entitled "Prairie Songs".

Cornelius also presented a vocal styles masterclass at the Accademia Europea di Firenze on Oct. 10. Italian pianist, Cristiano Manzoni, accompanied the masterclass.

Polly Cornelius,
Faculty
10/20/2016 1:50 PM