Vocal Masterclass with Dr. Brian Carter
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Vocal Masterclass with Dr. Brian Carter

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Vocal Masterclass with Dr. Brian Carter
2021 Visiting Artist Series

Thursday, July 16 | 6pm - 8pm
Heralded by the San Francisco Classical Voice as “a Wagnerian vocalist who can sing the sword out of Wotan’s tree,” Greensboro, NC native Brian Carter is currently a faculty member at Elon University and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and a former faculty member at Washington State University.  Formerly a cellist, Dr. Carter discovered classical singing in his late twenties and went on to pursue vocal studies earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, a Master of Music degree from the University of Houston, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Michigan.  On the operatic stage, he has performed with companies such as San Francisco Opera Company’s Merola Opera Program, Opera North, the Wagner Society of Washington DC, and Greensboro Opera Company appearing in Der Freischütz, La Bohéme, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Katya Kabanova, Cavalleria Rusticana, Love for Three Oranges, Angélique, The Spanish Hour, Otello, Carmen, Don Pasquale, Tosca, Amahl and the Night Visitors and Un Ballo in Maschera, among others.  

 

Dr. Carter also appears frequently in concert with credits including Handel’s Messiah, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Faure’s Requiem, Daron Hagen’s Heart of a Stranger, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Requiem, and Missa Brevis in G, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, Finzi’s In Terra Pax, Copland’s Old American Songs, Bach’s Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, numerous renderings of Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ and the world premiere of Ming-Hsiu Yen’s Mandarin requiem Song of Life.  He has appeared as a soloist for the Washington-Idaho Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony, the Northwest Symphonic Orchestra, the Dearborn Symphony, the Royal Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland, the North Carolina Music Educators Association, the Piedmont Wind Symphony, the Fibonacci Chamber Orchestra, and the Michigan Pops Orchestra.  Dr. Carter is an active recitalist and maintains a private voice studio as well as regularly teaching master classes and clinics for schools and universities.  He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Voice Foundation, and College Music Society and has been awarded with inductions into Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honorary fraternities.  In addition to his degrees in vocal performance, he also holds a degree in Communications/Broadcasting from Appalachian State University. 




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