Black and Gold Opera
School of Music students hosted a Steelers pep rally on Monday in the Great Hall and performed a black and gold opera, written by Douglas Ahlstedt, associate professor of voice and chairperson of the Vocal Department. Ahlstedt, an authority on vocal health, has tips for cheering during the big game. He says to keep your voice effective, keep it warm and breathe through your nose. It cleans and warms the air, protecting your vocal chords, so you can scream into overtime.