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June 24, 2003

Eberle Wins Fellowship Award From The Voice Foundation

Katherine Eberle, a member of the voice faculty at the University of Iowa School of Music, received the 13th Annual Van Lawrence Fellowship Award from the Voice Foundation in Philadelphia June 5, during the foundation's 32nd Annual Symposium, "Care of the Professional Voice."

Along with the $1,000 award, Eberle was honored before the foundation's membership by the chairman of the Voice Foundation Board, Dr. Robert Thayer Sataloff. The foundation will assist Eberle in the preparation of an article on "Perceptual Acoustic Assessments," which is an outcome of the research and recording activities.

An international organization, the Voice Foundation is dedicated to solving voice problems. According to the foundation's web page, "the goal of the Voice Foundation is to understand the voice and improve its quality and care."

The Van L. Lawrence Fellowship was created by the Voice Foundation to honor Dr. Lawrence for his contribution to voice and to recognize the importance of the interdisciplinary education he fostered among laryngologists and singing teachers. Fellowship winners are members of the National Association of Teachers of Singing who are actively engaged in teaching, have demonstrated excellence in their profession as singing teachers, and have shown interest in and knowledge of voice science.

Eberle has performed internationally in opera, concert and solo recitals. In the past 10 years, Eberle has performed in more than 45 professional engagements with orchestras, choral organizations and chamber music groups. Concert credits include solo performances with symphonies in Detroit, Lansing and Saginaw, Mich.; and Atlanta, Macon, Rome and Valdosta, Ga. She served as an Artistic Ambassador for the United States State Department in 1994 and 1995. She has given more than 50 solo recitals as a guest artist in 18 states and in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Korea, Peru, St. John and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and Trinidad and Tobago.

Eberle's extensive performing schedule has not deterred her active work as a clinician and master class teacher. Since 1990 she has given college-level master classes in the United States, Argentina, Korea, Peru and Brazil. She has appeared as guest lecturer at the Summer Vocology Institute at the National Center for Voice and Speech and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Her high school-level vocal workshops in Iowa have introduced young, aspiring artists to her teaching. In recent summers she has given master classes at the UI All State Music Camp.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. You may visit the UI School of Music web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~music/. Learn more about the Voice Foundation at http://www.voicefoundation.org/index.htm.

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