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BCC vocal masterclass set for next week
Alan Held

Barton Community College will present a Vocal Masterclass featuring Wichita State University Professor Alan Held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 26 via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public.  

Held is recognized internationally as one of the leading singing actors today. The American bass-baritone has appeared in major roles in the world’s finest opera houses, including The Metropolitan Opera, The Vienna State Opera, The Royal Opera House Covent Garden and The Paris Opera. His accolades are many and his distinction is worldwide. He is also a seasoned clinician and routinely provides private coaching and masterclasses at Yale University, according to 

Barton Vocal Instructor Jessica Perez said Held is one of the best vocalists in the world and will work with performers on their selections and provide instruction to strengthen the presentation using various vocal techniques. He will address the singer and at times the audience as a whole, creating an environment of discovery and learning for all present.  

“We are truly fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and prestigious guest speaking to our students,” she said.

Those interested in attending can email Perez for the Zoom link at For more information on Held visit