‘Just Takes One’ comes to EIU

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Kate Tombaugh is bringing her one-woman show, “Just Takes One,” to Eastern Illinois University at 7:30 p.m. March 21.

Tombaugh is a highly praised professional Mezzo-sopranoopera performer.

She has always enjoyed singing since a young age. Singing has been part of her life since she could remember, but classical music was a new step when she first began her career. A farm girl, who is originally from Streator, Ill., she holds a master’s degree in voice from University of Cincinnati’s College–Conservatory of Music (CCM).

Her opera career started when she placed third in the Chicago Regional MONC Auditions, hosted by NYC’s Metropolitan Opera. After her win, her opera career only progressed with various performance highlights. She has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, sang lead roles in opera productions, and has won other vocal competitions.

She performs with opera companies and symphonies throughout the United States.

Tombaugh has a passion for outreach, education and mentorship within the arts. She is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit arts organization, Poco a Poco.

She also enjoys being a guest performer and a master class technician at high schools and college performing arts programs.

With her opera career in full swing, her multiyear project, one-woman show, “It Just Takes One” is performed across the country, and is sponsored as part of women’s history month.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.eiu.edu/doudna or at theDoudna Fine Arts Center Box Office. Box Office hours are11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, and one hour prior to the scheduled performance.

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