School of Music to Feature Guest Artist

Oct. 5, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Ill—American baritone Thomas Meglioranza will be featured as a guest performer at the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music’s concert on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. in Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium. Meglioranza’s performance is free and open to the public.

A native of Manhattan, N.Y., Meglioranza’s experiences on stage range from opera to oratorio and pops soloist performances. He has sung professionally with leading orchestras across the country including the National Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. An avid singer of Bach, Meglioranza has also performed with period instrument ensembles including the American Bach Soloists and was featured as  “Lord Henry” in Lowell Liebermann’s The Picture of Dorian Grey with the Odyssey Opera, and as “Saint John” in Louis Karchin's Jane Eyre with the Center for Contemporary Opera.

Meglioranza is the winner of multiple competitions including the 2002 Joy in Singing and Concert Artists Guild competitions. In 2009, his performance of Word War I era songs at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society was named one of the “Top Ten Best Classical Performances of the Year,” by the Philadelphia Music Inquirer.

Meglioranza received his undergraduate degree from Grinnell College and earned a master’s degree in music from the Eastman School of Music. He is currently a Visiting Artist in Voice at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Mass.

For additional information, please contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.

By Vi Kakares '20