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To enhance patrons’ musical knowledge and listening experiences, pre-concert talks are offered before selected Spivey Hall performances. Informative and entertaining, these pre-concert talks last approximately 45 minutes, begin one hour prior to the concert, and are free to all ticket-holders. Spivey Hall’s pre-concert talks feature two speakers of high distinction: Kurt-Alexander Zeller and Sam Dixon.


Pre-Concert Speakers

Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller
Director of Vocal Activities and Opera, Clayton State University

Tenor Kurt-Alexander Zeller is Director of Vocal Activities and Opera at Clayton State University and has performed in opera and musical theatre, oratorio, early music, and recital throughout North America and much of Europe. He holds degrees in voice performance and in theatre from Southern Methodist University and a doctorate, with major studies in voice performance, musicology, and opera directing, from the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. Dr. Zeller is an active writer and lecturer on music, leads pre-concert talks for Spivey Hall and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and is program annotator for the Salem (OR) Chamber Orchestra.