Beverly Soll and Ann Dorr

Beverly Soll and Ann Dorr

Beverly Soll holds degrees in piano from the University of Illinois and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Maryland. She has served on the faculty at the State University of New York-Geneseo, George Mason University (Virginia), Wayne State College (Nebraska) and Salem State University (Massachusetts), and has worked as administrator of arts and special events at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. As a chamber musician, accompanist, and solo pianist, she has performed throughout the United States and in Germany.

Dr. Soll is currently a free-lance pianist/coach in the greater Boston metropolitan area, is the artistic director of the Boston Singers’ Resource Recital Series, and is an adjunct faculty member at Salem State University, where she teaches class piano, music appreciation, and applied piano, and serves as faculty accompanist for the university.

Scholarly publications include articles on Aaron Copland and Max Reger, a three-volume collection of arias from the operas of African-American composer William Grant Still, and a 2005 book on Still’s operas, I Dream a World, published by the University of Arkansas Press.

A member of the College Music Society throughout her career, Dr. Soll has held office in regional chapters, has presented on a variety of topics relating to German art song and the music of African American composers, and has performed recitals of contemporary piano works, including those of CMS composers at many regional, national and international meetings.

Soprano Ann Allison Dorr is the recipient of a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Northern Iowa.  She began her singing career with the Opera da Camera and Provo Muse in New York, and sang for United Cerebral Palsy telethons nationwide.  Most of her career was spent teaching voice at Dordt and Northwestern Colleges in Iowa, and Wayne State College in Nebraska.  Following a move to Washington, DC, she served at Assistant Manager of Blair House, the President’s Guest House.