In October 2009, Rebekkah went back to her alma mater, Northern Illinois University, and gave two master classes and a performance.  Listen to the recital by clicking on the individual links below; the master classes will be available through the Studio Voix-LA! web site (

Rebekkah Hilgraves, soprano
Valerie Blair, piano

Guest appearances by:

Ramses Bugarin, clarinet
Beth Bryngelson, flute

Myron Myers, bass (NIU faculty)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828):

An die Musik

Die Forelle
Gretchen am Spinnrade

Henry Purcell (1659-1695):

Resistance is but vain (with Myron Myers)

Samuel Barber (1910-1981):

Hermit Songs

I – At St. Patrick’s Purgatory
II – Church bell at night, III – St. Ita’s vision
IV – The heavenly banquet
V – The crucifixion
VI – Sea-snatch
VII – Promiscuity
VIII – A monk and his cat
IX – The praises of God
X – A desire for hermitage

Lester Trimble (1923-1986)

Four Fragments from the Canterbury Tales (with Ramses Bugarin and Beth Bryngelson)

I – Prologe
II – A Knyght
III – A Yong Squier
IV – The wyf of biside bath

James R. Carlson (1972- )

‘Lovely Luna’ from Love the Haven of Peace