Friday, September 6, 2019

USTF Student Alexander Steadman Performs with his Choir at Carnegie in New York City

My name is Alexander Steadman. I recently had the amazing opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City behind the conducting of Dr. Lisa Billingham, where I sang the Requiem for the Living, by the contemporary composer Dan Forrest. I was blessed to sing on a stage previously graced by the likes of Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, jazz singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra (who are deeply inspirational to me, a jazz studies major who sings jazz), and other famous and influential musicians like the Beatles. It is a great honor to be able to say I have also performed at this stage, and I will always remember this wonderful chance I was given.