Shelton, Lucy (Alden)

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Shelton, Lucy (Alden)

Shelton, Lucy (Alden), American soprano; b. Pomona, Calif., Feb. 25, 1944. She studied at Pomona Coll. (B.A., 1965) and with Gladys Miller at the New England Cons. of Music in Boston (M.M., 1968); completed her training with DeGaetani at the Aspen (Colo.) School of Music. While a member of the Jubal Trio, she shared in winning the Naumburg Competition in 1977, and then won it on her own in 1980. She sang with the Waverly Consort, the N.Y. Pro Musica, and the 20thCentury Consort of the Smithsonian Institution, and also pursued a career as a touring solo artist. In 1989 she sang the role of Jenifer in the Thames TV production of Tippett’s Midsummer Marriage in England. While she has become closely associated with the performance of contemporary music, her repertoire ranges across the entire spectrum of music

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