Special to the Journal
Dr. Leroy Bynum Jr., dean of the Albany State University College of Arts and Humanities, will explore Baroque and Bel-canto musical forms in a faculty recital entitled “A Bit Baroque, A Bit Bel-canto” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Albany Museum of Art.
Composers of the late Baroque period created fluid vocal lines adorned by lavish spontaneous ornamentations. The next generation, the Bel-canto composers, focused more on the “art of beautiful singing” and the production of perfect melodies requiring no additional decoration.
Join Bynum and friends as they perform works by Baroque composers Bach and Rameau and works by Bel-canto composers Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini.
Bynum joined Albany State University in 1992. He serves as the dean of the ASU College of Arts and Humanities, as well as professor of voice and opera. He holds a doctorate in music and vocal performance from the University of Georgia, a master’s degree in music and vocal performance from the University of South Florida and a bachelor’s degree in music and vocal performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Bynum is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda and the Blue Key National Honor Societies. He received a Fulbright Fellowship for vocal study in Germany from 1990 to 1992. Bynum has received performance certificates from the Hochschule Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin, Germany.
There is no admission charge for the faculty recital.