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AIMS in Graz - Uhrturm

AIMS in Graz – Uhrturm

TK CV

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Thomas King Scholarly and Creative Activity Highlights

Miscellaneous Honors for Scholarship and Creativity

  • Received Master of Arts in German, University of Mississippi, 1989
  • Inducted into Delta Phi Alpha German honor society, 1989
  • Received Doctor of Arts in Vocal Pedagogy, University of Mississippi, 1992
  • Won “Monte” Award for best male performer, Roxy Regional Theatre, as Harold Hill in The Music Man, 1994
  • Elected Governor of Province #15, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, 1994
  • My recital of Ives songs played on German radio, Leipzig, Germany, 1994
  • Inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, Music honor society, 1995
  • Received the Orpheus award, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, National music fraternity, 1997
  • Soloist for the operetta, Der Vogelhändler, International meeting, Association of University Women, Austria, 1998
  • Elected President, Southern Chapter, College Music Society, 1999
  • Performed Concert, National Women’s Museum, Washington, D. C. 2003
  • Inducted into Sigma Alpha Iota as a distinguished member, National Arts Associate 2003

College Music Society Presentations and Offices held:

  • 1990 Neidhart von Reuenthal, Minnesinger 1180-1246, Board member for Performance
  • 1991 Richard Dehmel poem “Waldseligkeit,” settings by Alma Mahler, Joseph Marx, and Richard Strauss, Board member for Performance
  • 1992 Robert Schumann Liederkreis, translation and explanation
  • 1992 (Munich, Germany) Explaining the Opera Theater system of Germany
  • 1993 How to overcome Stage Fright in Singers, performed Richard Heuberger songs, Secretary/Treasurer
  • 1994 Charles Ives, Song composer Anniversary, Secretary/Treasurer
  • 1995 Hosted the meeting at APSU, performed Juusela songs, Benner songs
  • 1995 (Berlin, Germany), performed songs of Constantinides, Ovides
  • 1996 Lecture on Counter-tenor and Falsetto Registers
  • 1997 Schwanengesang of Franz Schubert on his 200th birthday, President-Elect
  • 1998 Four Songs of Clara Schumann, performed Mansfield songs, Benner songs, President-Elect
  • 1999 The 24 Italian Greatest Hits, President
  • 2000 President
  • 2001 Past-President
  • 2002 Past-President
  • 2003 Host

Miscellaneous Activities:

  • Several trips to Italy for language study
  • Guest soloist on choir tours to Canada, Austria, Czech Republic, England, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia
  • Tenor soloist for over 20 Messiah performances in the last 15 years
  • Soloist in 25 different churches in the middle Tennessee/Kentucky area
  • Teacher, Administrator, Performer, Conductor & Artistic Director, American Institute of Musical Studies, Graz, Austria for  28 years.
  • Author of manual for Auditions Training Seminar course, Graz, Austria
  • Presented many workshops on performance anxiety
  • Taught APSU Interdisciplinary Heritage classes five years, Director one year
  • Author of new APSU course, Latin and English Diction for Singers
  • Reviewed Music Appreciation text and book on William Grant Still Operas

E-mail: thomasroyking@gmail.com 

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