|Summary||International reputation as a performing artist in opera, art song, and oratorio; demonstrated skills and experience as a teacher of voice, diction, vocal literature, opera workshop; extensive knowledge of vocal style and ability to communicate effectively with beginners as well as advanced students.
|Education||University of Texas at Austin:
M.M., Music Literature, 1966. Vocal study with Miss Willa Stewart; Thesis under Dr. Hans Draeger, The Relationship Between Text and Music in Anton Webern’s ‘Das Augenlicht’
B.M., Voice, 1963;
B.A., Mathhematics, 1959;
|Private Study||Vienna, Austria, 1973: Norman Shetler; Hans Peter Schilly.
Milan, Italy, 1967-1971: Approximately 150 hours of operatic interpretation and vocal coaching with the late Maestro Giuseppi Pais.
New York City, New York, 1966: Leo Taubman; Alberta Masiello.
Santa Fe Opera, New Mexico, 1963-1964: John Wustman; John Moriarty
|Honors||National Scholarship Winner and Finalist, National Metropolitan Opera Auditions, New York, 1966. Received Mrs. Ogden Phipps Award of $2,000.
Fulbright Scholarship, 1964-1965. Studied at the Vienna Academy of Music: Joseph Witt; Ludwig Weber; Wilhelm Loibner.
First Place Winner, Advanced Division, NATS, Southwestern Region, 1964
|Teaching Experience||Professor, Voice and Operatic Acting, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California, 1974-present; also work with pupils in private studio.
Assistant Professor of Vocal Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1974-1978. Studio Voice; Diction for singers and accompanists.
Bass Soloist, First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, 1976-present.
Major Roles, Los Angeles Opera Repertory Theater Ensemble, 1979-1982.
Concert Soloist, University of Southern California, 1976-1978.
Contract Engagements, European Municipal Opera Theaters:
Graz, Austria, 1972-1974.
Linz, Austria, 1970-1972.
Bonn, Germany, 1966-1970.
Guest Artist, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Holland, 1966-1974. Performed 35 major roles in over 500 appearances.
Also performed with New Orleans Opera, 1967; New Orleans Repertory Theater, 1966; Santa Fe Opera, 1963, 1964, 1965.
Adjudicator for Vocal Competitions:
NATS Signer of the Year Competition, Los Angeles, 1980, 1983.
Frank Sinatra Scholarship Competition, UCLA, 1981, 1982.
Peninsula Symphony Performance Competition Finals, 1981.
Young Musicians Foundation Vocal Competition, 1979, 1980, 1982.
Victor Fuchs Competition, 1980.
Metropolitan Opera District Auditions:
Orange County District, 1980-1981;
Fresno District, 1978-1979;
San Diego District, 1978;
Los Angeles District, 1976-1977.
|Languages||German, Italian, French, Spanish|