Stephen Morscheck, assistant professor of vocal studies, performed at an award dinner in October in Prague, Czech Republic. The dinner honored the dedication of a statue of former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson that had been destroyed by the Nazis and featured the inaugural presentation of the Masaryk/Wilson Peace and Democracy Award.
Thomas Sovik, professor of music theory and director of Central European studies and exchanges for the College of Music, recommended Morscheck to the American Friends of the Czech Republic, which organized the event. Morscheck sang three selections — two in Czech and one in English.
“It was a very beautiful evening and wonderful to learn about the important role President Wilson played in the history of the Czech Republic,” he says.
Morscheck also sang the role of Christ in a performance of St. Matthew Passion at the St. Denis Festival in July in Paris.