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Robert Harrison, A.Mus.D.

Retired, Professor of Voice, Jacobs School of Music,

  Indiana University Bloomington: 2004-2015

 Professor of Voice, College of Music,

  University of Colorado at Boulder: 1982-2004

A.Mus.D. (major studies: voice performance & pedagogy; minor studies: musicology, with emphasis of music prior to 1800), University of Arizona, 1986; M.M., UW-Madison, 1978; B.A., Milton College, 1971. Freelance chorister, NYC, under Leonard Bernstein, Robert Shaw, Leopold Stokowski, Dave Brubeck, Gregg Smith, and Eve Queler. European Debut: Soloist with the St. Gallen Kammerchor and Orchestra (St. Gallen, Switzerland); performance of select Purcell works with Richard Taruskin (Trinity Church-Wall Street), three joint recitals with Judith Nelson. Performer at The White House for President Richard Nixon. National meeting performances at: National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), College Music Society (CMS), Sonneck Society, Midwest Historical Keyboard Society (MHKS). Master Teacher, NATS Mentoring Program; master classes and presentations at American Academy (Rome),Unversidad Nacional de San Juan (Argentina), American University (Cairo), Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica (Madrid), Conservatori de Musica del Liceu (Barcelona), Hochschule für Musik-Hanns Eisler (Berlin), Festival Internacional de Inverno de Campos do Jordão (Brazil). Student winners/performances: Truman Scholar Award, Metropolitan Opera National Council, Denver Lyric Opera Guild, San Francisco Opera, Palm Beach Opera; Oper Frankfurt, Bayerische Staatsoper, Florida Grand Opera, appearances on Broadway, Music Academy of the West, Komische Oper Berlin, Chicago Lyric Opera, Atlanta Opera, San Francisco Opera, Utah Opera, La Scala, Central City Opera, Cincinnati Orchestra, Opera Colorado, Staatsoper Hamburg, Opera New Jersey, New York City Opera, Virginia Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Israeli Opera, Croatian National Opera, Glimmerglass, Seattle Opera, Ohio Light Opera, Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Tanglewood, Ravinia Festival, Grant Park Festival, Philadelphia Orchestra, Caramoor Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival of Lincoln Center, and PBS Great Performances. Full-time choristers within the choruses of the Metropolitan Opera and Chicago Lyric Opera, Trinity Church-Wall Street. Former students teaching within U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities, including Montana State University, Baylor University, Westminster Choir College, University of Calgary, University of Utah, University of Alberta, Cal State-Stanislaus, West Chester University, NY University.

Teaching Philosophy:

"If you love your art, you will work despite obstacles and love it. If you have to be prodded to it, better choose an easier gesture to express yourself. Art offers no crown for mediocrity." --Geraldine Farrar

Master Penman:

…awarded “master penman of engrosser script”, by William A. Lilly, 2019.