Lee University hears many success stories from its students and graduates. Senior vocal performance major Kelsey Frost now has a success story of her own to add.
Ms. Frost has been offered a contract to sing the role of Ciboletta in Johann Strauss’ operetta “Eine Nacht in Venedig” at the Hildesheim Opera house in Hildesheim, Germany. Ms. Frost will begin working at the opera house directly after graduation in December, and the show premiers in February.
Ms. Frost will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Vocal Emphasis as well as a Bachelor of Music Education with a Vocal Emphasis. While at Lee, Ms. Frost has been involved in many activities both within and beyond the music department.
Over the past four years Ms. Frost has been an active participant in Lee’s opera theatre. She has performed roles in various operas, including: “Patience” by Gilbert and Sullivan, “Suor Angelica” by Puccini, “Dido and Aeneas” by Purcell, and “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart. In addition to these roles, Ms. Frost has been a section leader for Choral Union and was voted onto the honors recital for the past two years.
“It has been a special treat for me to have Kelsey as my voice student for the past four years,” said Tony Deaton, associate professor of music. “She is a dedicated, hard worker with a beautiful, vibrant voice. I am incredibly proud of Kelsey and glad for her to have this rare opportunity.”
Beyond the music department Ms. Frost has been a part of Big Pal Little Pal and the Unity Dance Troupe. She was also inducted into the freshman honor society, Phi Eta Sigma. Ms. Frost will fulfill her student teaching requirement in Thailand during the last half of this semester.
Prior to her time at Lee, Ms. Frost lived in Hildesheim with her parents, James and Dayne Frost.
“When I was living in Germany my parents worked at the opera house in Hildesheim and I started singing in the children's chorus when I was 11,” said Ms. Frost. “We got to be part of the main stage operas and I fell in love with opera and with the theatre.”
The Lee University family is proud to welcome Ms. Frost’s story into its list of successes.