Bach @ The Alfond
This informal and intimate concert series at The Alfond Inn, invites patrons to learn more about Bach Festival visiting soloists, vocalists, and orchestra members and hear them perform some of their favorite repertoire.
Afternoon events include tea and scones from The Alfond Inn.
Soprano Caitlin Mohr’s “powerful and expressive” (Boston Musical Intelligencer) voice, combined with her expertise in vocal pedagogy make the east coast native a sought after performer, vocal technician, and teacher of singing. Caitlin joined the Rollins College Department of Music this year.
Mohr’s vocal, artistic, and theatrical versatility allow her to flourish in many musical genres including opera, chamber music, early music and musical theater. As an avid performer of contemporary compositions, Mohr has premiered works by composers Erica Glenn(Nancy, Weaver of Raveloe) and Paul Sayed (Grace in the Wind). Additional operatic credits include the title role in Benton Hess’s Felice, Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Mabel (Pirates of Penzance), and Giacinta (Orontea). In 2017, Caitlin made her solo debut with the Enid Symphony Orchestra in a program titled A Tribute to the Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Weber.
Performance highlights of Mohr’s 2017-2018 season include a return to her alma mater, singing Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra, and a recital of art songs and arias as a featured soloist on the concert series at the Sarasota Library.
Following the 2015 curation and performance of a recital titled Ladies of Note, Mohr developed an affinity for the performance of works by female composers. The recital featured compositions by Barbara Strozzi, Amy Beach, Cécile Chaminade, Alma Mahler, and Libby Larsen. This passion developed from Mohr’s desire to tell stories through song which are rarely heard— it just so happened that many of these stories were written by women. In addition to her performance of these works, Dr. Mohr has also presented lectures to audiences specifically on the works and life of Clara Schumann.
Dr. Mohr seeks to create a teaching environment of critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration to contribute to the development of the whole musician. In 2017, Dr. Mohr was appointed to the voice faculty of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Prior to her appointment at Rollins, Mohr’s teaching positions included the voice faculty at Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas, and a teaching fellowship at the University of North Texas. Her teachers include Dr. Stephen F. Austin, Carol Mastrodomenico, and Jacquelyn Culpepper.
Dr. Mohr completed her musical studies at Davidson College (BA), Longy School of Music of Bard College (MM), and the University of North Texas (DMA). Her dissertation, titled Clinical Symptoms and Signs Related to Voice Disorders among Collegiate-Level Singers, is published by UNT Libraries in the UNT Digital Collection and through ProQuest. She is an alumna of Opera Breve, Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival, New York Musical Festival, Crittenden Opera Studio, Cambridge Summer Opera, American Singers’ Opera Project, Accademia dell’Arte, Manhattan School of Music Summer Vocal Institute, and Boston Conservatory Vocal Institute.