Gregory church, D.M.A.

Gregory Church, D.M.A.

Dr. Gregory Church
Professor of Music: Voice, Music History

Gregory Church has appeared as tenor soloist with orchestras and opera companies throughout the United States, in such works as Messiah, Schubert’s Mass in G, Elijah by Mendelssohn, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Bach’s Magnificat, and Mozart’s Coronation Mass.  He has also performed as tenor soloist in Haydn’s Creation in Laredo, and Rossini’s Stabat mater and Mozart’s Requiem in Fort Worth.  Abilene audiences have seen him as tenor soloist in Serenade to Music by Vaughan Williams, Mozart’s Requiem, and in the world premiere performance of Murl Sickbert’s completion of Mozart’s Credo fragment.

Opera roles to his credit include Jenik in The Bartered Bride by Smetana, Alfredo in La Traviata, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Jean in Herodiade, and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi.  His musical theatre performances include Lun tha in The King and I, James in Shenandoah, Joseph in Andrew Lloyd-Weber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Buffalo Bill Cody in Annie Get Your Gun, Father Hollywood in Nunsense Jamboree, and as Mr. Boddy in Clue the Musical, a musical adaptation of the classic board game. 

Dr. Church served as artistic director of Howard Payne University’s production of Little Women by Allen Knee and scenes from The Magic Flute by Mozart. He is active as musical director and conductor of the music theatre workshop with conducting credits that include Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim, Messiah, Guys & Dolls and South Pacific.  His appearances as guest conductor include the University of Texas Tyler opera workshop production of Bye, Bye Birdie. Dr. Church also continues to be active in recital, including performances reaching from Brownwood, Texas to Rome, Italy, and Salzburg, Austria.  Recent performances include soloist in Messiah in both Brownwood and San Angelo and tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem.

Bringing his considerable experience to private voice instruction, Dr. Church works with students majoring in voice, as well as those who are pursuing a minor, secondary emphasis, or elective studies. In the classroom, his teaching touches many areas including vocal diction, opera literature, song literature, vocal pedagogy, church music courses, music history, and music appreciation.

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