ABERDEEN, S.D. – Dr. Marla Fogderud will perform English and Scandinavian songs from the late Romantic Era at her upcoming faculty recital at Northern State University.
The recital, titled “When Romance Bloomed,” will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2, in Krikac Auditorium. Fogderud, soprano, will be accompanied by Dr. William Wieland and Kay Fischer. Wieland teaches theory, piano, technology and composition at NSU. Fischer is a private piano teacher in Aberdeen and a musician at First United Methodist Church.
Fogderud is in her first year in the NSU Music Department
as lecturer in voice, a newly-created position. She grew up on a farm near Hannaford, N.D., graduating from high school in Fargo. Fogderud has a Master's in Voice and Opera from Wichita State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University.
Her area of specialization is Norwegian art song; she studied for a year at the Norwegian National Academy of Music in Oslo. While there, she studied some 40 songs of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.
Fogderud’s recital will include songs by the British composers Roger Quilter and Herbert Howells; American composer Ernest Charles; Swedish composer Ture Rangström; and Grieg. The event is free and open to the public.