by Jeffrey Carter
Last evening, Christine Brewer joined in a panel discussion with two local arts executives. Laughter flowed like water, and the students and faculty left both informed and energized.
Topics ranged from young artist programs to career preparation to audition horror stories.
The two arts execs were Bret Dorhout, Vice President for Artistic Administration for the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Paul Kilmer, Director of Artistic Administration for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Christine has performed with both groups, and had insights to share about their different approaches and the varying relationships of singers to opera and symphonic literature.
Here are a couple of photos: