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Keith Moore

Keith MooreDr. Keith Moore is a Professor of Music and the Coordinator of Vocal Studies at Belmont. In his 31 years at Belmont he has taught undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in voice, German, Italian, French and English diction, opera, musical theater, music appreciation, oratorio chorus, chapel choir, men's chorus, choral conducting and opera literature.  Dr. Moore has made several trips to Europe, teaching American vocal music to students in Dresden, Germany, singing in Austria, Scotland and France, and exploring every region of Italy.

Dr. Moore earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music from the University of Louisville, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Jacksonville State University. Additional study at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, Indiana University and Oberlin College augment a performing career that has included solo work at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center and opera performances with the Kentucky Opera. Prior to Belmont, Dr. Moore was on the faculty at Tennessee Tech University and University of Cincinnati. A Metropolitan Opera Regional Finalist in 1981 and 1982, he has been active in Nashville as a soloist with Belmont Camerata Musicale, Nashville Opera Association and Tennessee Opera Theater.  As a lyric baritone, he was featured in the title role of Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH, as Schicchi in Puccini’s GIANNI SCHICCHI and Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’ELISIR D’AMORE. He will sing the solos in the Brahms REQUIEM in the Stained Glass Series with Nashville Symphony at First Presbyterian Church in February of 2011.   His credits include numerous other opera performances and solo appearances, and he is an active recording session artist, having sung back-up on recordings with Amy Grant, Larnell Harris, Steve Green, Michael Crawford, Sandy Patti, and Michael W. Smith.

As an active church musician, Dr. Moore currently conducts the Sanctuary Chorale at First Presbyterian Church. In the past, he has served in many capacities at Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian churches in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama.  His approach to teaching voice is positive, balancing scientific knowledge with an understanding  of each individual's capacities and goals.  Dr. Moore's students' accomplishments have ranged from earning advanced degrees at New England Conservatory, Indiana University, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, Boston Conservatory, and Florida State University to singing in the Metropolitan Opera chorus or on cruise ships.  Several are music leaders in churches and schools.

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