Youngblood to Perform Senior Recital

OBU student Elizabeth Youngblood will perform her senior recital Tuesday, May 6, at 8:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel’s Yarborough Auditorium located on OBU’s campus. The community is invited to attend the free event.

Youngblood is a senior vocal performance major from Midwest City, Okla. The daughter of Lee and Wendy Youngblood, she is from the studio of Dr. Jennifer McQuade, assistant professor of music.

The recital will feature Youngblood, a mezzo-soprano, accompanied by Dr. Keith Whitmore, assistant professor of music. Youngblood will perform selections by Monteverdi, Liszt, Ravel, Bernstein, Donizetti and Sondheim. Youngblood will be joined on her final piece by her fiancée and OBU alumnus, Sean Muzljakovich.

At OBU, Youngblood has served as president of the Bisonette Women’s Glee Club. Her performances have included appearances as Tracy Turnblad in “Hairspray;” La Badessa in “Suor Angelica;” Romeo in a scene of “I Capuleti e i Montecchi;” and Anna Maurrant in the production of “Street Scene.” Youngblood was awarded an Encouragement Award in the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She was also a featured performer in OBU’s 2014 Concerto-Aria Concert. Following graduation, she plans to attend graduate school while furthering her vocal performance endeavors.