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Jamming with Jamie Reimer and Stacie Haneline

Personality and Performer: Defining a Satisfying Collaborative Relationship

Saturday, June 23 • 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Presenters: Jamie Reimer, Stacie Haneline
Location: Cohiba 1-4

It is the aim of this paper to empower every musical collaborator with information to continue to make intelligent and informed choices when choosing collaborative partners. Through the use of the personality factors espoused by the Meyers-Briggs personality profile, the researchers will identify traits that predict the most satisfying partnerships. Researchers collected anonymous survey data from singers and pianists around the United States about their most satisfying collaborative partnerships. Survey questions addressed personality preferences in the respondent, and the respondent’s perception of their most collaborative relationship. The presenters will report on the results from a survey of singers and pianists about the most satisfying collaborative partnerships they have encountered, focusing primarily on Meyers-Briggs personality criteria. Comparisons will also be made between years of collaborative experience and education/training levels. With this information, collaborators will be equipped with tools to navigate the challenges present in musical partnerships. These results will be illustrated through, and compared to, the presenters’ own experiences from recent collaborative recital preparation and performance.

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About Jamie Reimer

Jamie_Reimer_cr5x4_Photo.jpgSoprano Jamie Reimer has performed in opera, oratorio and recital venues around the United States, Italy, Germany, Brazil, and Australia. Her concert appearances include performances of Mozart's Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Choral Fantasy, as well as Liszt’s Christus for the American Liszt Society’s international festival. Favorite operatic repertoire includes Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte), Contessa Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Erste Dame (Die Zauberflote), and Anna Maurrant (Street Scene). With a particular interest in contemporary American art song, Reimer’s research focuses on the life and work of composer Robert Owens. In 2012, she gave the world premiere of Owens’ 4 Sonnets to Eleonora Duse, composed for her voice, and performed the role of Ursula in the North American premiere of his opera Culture! Culture! in 2015. Reimer serves as associate professor of voice at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

About Stacie Haneline

Stacie_Haneline_cr2x3.jpgStacie Haneline maintains a diverse career as a pianist, collaborative artist, educator and arts administrator. She is an accomplished pianist who has appeared throughout the United States and Australia, including performances at New York City Opera, the Kennedy Center, Sydney Opera House, Virginia Opera, Virginia Symphony, the Omaha Symphony, Opera Omaha, as well as performances with touring Broadway shows such as Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Jekyll and Hyde, and Sister Act. A pianist on the faculty of the University of Nebraska Omaha School of Music, Ms. Haneline performs extensively with visiting artists and faculty members. Ms. Haneline is a founding member of the Faculty Trio, I the Siren, which was a semi-finalist in the American Prize Chamber Music. Performance highlights during her career include collaborative positions at the Sydney Opera House; the Universities of Australia; Hawaii Opera, Hawaii Vocal Arts, Brevard Music Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music.