Belmont alumna and soprano Tina Milhorn Stallard received the 2015 Encore Award and presented a recital program on Sept. 17 in McAfee Concert Hall. Stallard graduated from Belmont as a Presser Scholar in 1996, earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is an alumnus of the University of Kentucky. Stallard is currently an associate professor of voice at the University of South Carolina, where she teaches applied voice and vocal pedagogy.
Stallard has performed with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and members of the Beijing National Ballet Orchestra, Zagreb Chamber Orchestra, Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, Johnson City Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra and Bowling Green Western Symphony. In June 2011, she made her Lincoln Center debut as soprano soloist in Timothy Powell’s Incarnation Mysteria.
The Encore Award was created to honor a School of Music alumna or alumnus for achievement in the field of classical music. Previous recipients include Clifton Forbis, Daniel Weeks, Dan and Sherrie Lawhon, Teresa Cheung, Alfredo Colman, Travis Cottrell and Greg Walter.