BIOS & CV various lengths

VARIED LENGTH BIOGRAPHIES FOR DIFFERING OCCASIONS As of February 2016
1) SHORT length —  PROFESSIONAL SINGING ENGAGEMENT
2) MEDIUM length —  PROFESSIONAL SINGING ENGAGEMENT
3) SHORT — JUDGE FOR SINGING COMPETITIONS  [ALLTECH UK]
4) SHORT —  FOR EDUCATIONAL JOURNALS, CMS BOOK, REVIEWS
5) MEDIUM —  FOR EDUCATIONAL JOURNALS, CMS BOOK, REVIEWS
6) Bio for Phi Mu Alpha only
7) CV curriculum vitae
short length   FOR PROFESSIONAL SINGING ENGAGEMENTS
Thomas King, tenor, has sung in five world premier operas in the last twenty years, three of which were written especially for him. In 2005 he created the role of Chopin in the world premier performance of “George Sand…and Chopin?” King has sung recitals in over twenty states, in Germany and Austria. He sang professionally in Germany for five years, performing over 400 times on various opera stages.
Dr. King taught at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria for 25 years and was the Artistic Director for seven years, retiring in 2010. King is Professor Emeritus of Voice at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. He holds degrees from the University of Kansas, Indiana University, the Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg, and the University of Mississippi.
While enjoying retirement(?), he has been  a Visiting Professor of Voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and  now teaches vocal literature and diction courses at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.

medium length  FOR PROFESSIONAL SINGING ENGAGEMENTS

Thomas King, tenor, has sung in five world premier operas in the last twenty years, three of which were written especially for him. He created the role of Chopin in the world premier performance of “George Sand…and Chopin?” He has been engaged myriad times as soloist for “Messiah,” (as recently as December 2015) “Creation,” and Bach’s “Magnificat.” King has sung recitals in over twenty states, in Germany and Austria. He sang professionally in Germany for five years, performing over 400 times on various opera house stages. Among his roles are: Pedrillo in “Abduction from the Seraglio,” Beppo in “I Pagliacci,” the Witch in “Hansel and Gretel,” Rosillon in “The Merry Widow,” and Eisenstein in “Die Fledermaus,”  as well as many other operetta roles.
In musical theatre productions  King has sung the Conferencier in “Cabaret,” Harold Hill in “The Music Man,” Old Deuteronomy in “Cats,” Freddy in “My Fair Lady,” Roscoe in “Follies,” and Pirelli in “Sweeney Todd.”
King is Professor Emeritus of Voice at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. He holds degrees from the University of Kansas, Indiana University, the Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg, and the University of Mississippi. Dr. King taught at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria for 25 years and was the Artistic Director for seven years, retiring in 2010. He has been Visiting Professor of Voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and now teaches vocal literature and diction at the School of Music, DePauw University.

short length JUDGE FOR SINGING COMPETITIONS [ALLTECH UK JUDGE – 2017] 

Thomas King, tenor, has sung in five world premier operas in the last twenty years, three of which were written especially for him. In 2005 he created the role of Chopin in the world premier performance of “George Sand…and Chopin?” King has sung recitals in over twenty states, in Germany and Austria. He sang professionally in Germany for five years, performing over 400 times on various opera stages. Dr. King taught at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria for 25 years and was the Artistic Director for seven years, retiring in 2010. King is Professor Emeritus of Voice at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. He holds degrees from the University of Kansas, Indiana University, the Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg, and the University of Mississippi. He has been a Visiting Professor of Voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and now teaches at DePauw University.

short length  EDUCATIONAL JOURNALS, CMS, BOOK REVIEWS 

Thomas King, tenor, is Professor Emeritus of Voice at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. He holds degrees from the University of Kansas, Indiana University, the Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg, and the University of Mississippi. He sang professionally in Germany for five years, performing over 400 times on various opera house stages. Dr. King taught at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria for 25 years and was the Artistic Director for seven years, retiring in 2010. He was a Visiting Professor of Voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and is now at DePauw University and is designing voice-related courses for online teaching.

medium length FOR EDUCATIONAL JOURNALS, CMS BOOK, REVIEWS

Thomas King, tenor, is Professor Emeritus of Voice at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. He holds degrees from the University of Kansas, Indiana University, the Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg, and the University of Mississippi. He sang professionally in Germany for five years, performing over 400 times on various opera house stages. Among his roles are: Pedrillo in “Abduction from the Seraglio,” Beppo in “I Pagliacci,” the Witch in “Hansel and Gretel,” Rosillon in “The Merry Widow,” Eisenstein in “Die Fledermaus,” and the Conferencier in “Cabaret,” as well as many other operetta roles. He has sung in five world premier operas in the last twenty years, three of which were written especially for him. He created the role of Chopin in the world premier performance of “George Sand…and Chopin?” He has been engaged myriad times as soloist for “Messiah,” “Creation,” and Bach’s “Magnificat.” King has sung recitals in over twenty states, in Germany and Austria. In musical theatre productions  King has sung Harold Hill in “The Music Man,” Old Deuteronomy in “Cats,” Freddy in “My Fair Lady,” Roscoe in “Follies,” and Pirelli in “Sweeney Todd.”  His thesis topic is “Stage Fright in the Undergraduate Singer – How to Overcome it.” He has given myriad workshops for varied groups of musicians and even non-musicians striving to lessen stage fright.
Dr. King taught at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria for 25 years and was the Artistic Director for seven years, retiring in 2010. He was a Visiting Professor of Voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and now teaches Diction and Vocal Literature for the School of Music at DePauw University. He is designing several voice-related courses for online teaching.
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Phi Mu Alpha ONLY   January 2015                                                                                           Dr. Thomas King was the faculty advisor for the Theta Tau chapter at Austin Peay State University for over 20 years. From 1994 to 2003 he was the Governor in Province #15 and  the Deputy Province Governor from 2003 to 2014. He was also the Chairman of the Sinfonia Foundation Grants committee for some years. Dr. King was initiated into Phi Mu Alpha in 1965 in the Xi chapter at the University of Kansas. He was the FEO at Xi for two years and in 1968 became an Alumni Life member. King has been active in colonizing chapters at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University and Northwest Mississippi Community College. King has participated in three CD recording sessions of Sinfonia songs. He was “inducted” into the Theta Tau chapter in 2005, marking his 40th year as a brother. He has written a practical plan for including visiting brothers in rehearsing the ritual in the crucial time just before the ceremony and has played and/or sung in over 140 rituals. One of his most memorable experiences was attending the 100th birthday of the fraternity in Boston, MA in October 1998. Visiting Ossian Everett Mills’ grave and meeting the grandson and great granddaughters of Mills was a distinct pleasure and honor. Dr. King has also been honored by Sigma Alpha Iota as a National Arts Affiliate. He appreciates the local Delta Pi chapter for including him in their women’s fraternity. In 2011 King was presented with the prestigious Signature Sinfonian award, given to only seven men that year. He will receive his 50-year pin in 2015. OAS AAS LLS    Pic TK 2011 tall March

7)  Curriculum Vitae
                                                          THOMAS KING

TENOR & PROFESSOR OF MUSIC

 www.drthomasking.com    CELL 931-220-2853  thomasroyking@gmail.com  kingt@apsu.edu

Education:

Bachelor of Music Education, University of Kansas, 1968

Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy, magna cum laude, Indiana University, 1970

Performer’s Certificate, Mozarteum Conservatory, Salzburg, Austria, 1978

Master of Arts in German, University of Mississippi, 1989

Doctor of Arts in Vocal Pedagogy, University of Mississippi, 1992

Vocal Studies with:

David Holloway, Metropolitan Opera

Elizabeth Mannion, Indiana University

Anita Salta, Essen Germany

Ena Thiessen, Munich, Germany

Cynthia Linton, University of Mississippi

Professional Teaching Experience:

Choral Director, Starke, Florida, 1970-71, Atlanta, Georgia, 1971-80

Faculty, American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS), Graz, Austria, 1983-2010

AIMS Member, Board of Directors, since 2001

AIMS Artistic Director, 2003-2010

Graduate Teaching Assistant, German & Music, U. of Mississippi, 1987-88

Assistant Professor of Voice, Austin Peay State University APSU, 1988-94

APSU Associate Professor of Voice, 1994-99

APSU Professor of Voice, 1999-2014

Visiting Professor of Voice, Indiana University, 2015-2016

Part time Assistant Professor of Music, DePauw University, 2015-2017

Professional Singing Experience:

(In America) Atlanta Chamber Opera, Central City Opera, DeKalb Georgia Opera, Kennesaw Georgia Opera, Memphis Opera, Phoenix Opera, St. Louis Municipal Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Cobb Symphony, Lake Charles Symphony, Rapides Symphony, Emory Orchestra, Rhodes College Orchestra, Lancaster Pennsylvania Symphony, Gateway Chamber Orchestra.  Numerous solo recitals in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D. C. and Puerto Rico.

(In Europe) Pfalztheater, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Stadttheater Oberhausen, Germany; Stadttheater Lüneburg, Germany; American Institute of Musical Studies Orchestra, Graz, Austria.  Numerous solo recitals in Austria & Germany.

Professional and Community Organizations:

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Alumni Life member (Province Governor, Deputy Governor), National Association of Teachers of Singing, College Music Society (several offices in Southern Chapter), Sons of the American Revolution (several offices), Urban Ministries Board, Indiana University Alumni Life member, Capitol City Opera Atlanta, GA board member.

Honor Societies:

Delta Phi Alpha, National German Honor Society

Pi Kappa Lambda, National Music Honor Society


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