Adjunct Professor of Voice
Richard Owens, Baritone. BM, Trinity University, MM, Yale University, MSTh, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. Advanced training in Opera, Akademie für Darstellende Kunst, Vienna. Mr. Owens has performed operatic and concert baritone roles in US and Europe with over 400 performances of twenty major roles. He was the Founding Director of American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS), Graz, Austria, 1968-1985. More locally, Mr. Owens served as General Director of the Orlando Opera Company from 1984-1990. Performances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Winter Park Bach Festival, Corpus Christi Symphony¬ (32 appearances) Florida Symphony Orchestra, and others. Soloist, Robert Shaw Chorale (Tours and Record¬ings.) Municipal Opera, Regensburg, Germany, Radio Symphony Orchestra (RAI), Milan, Italy, Municipal Opera, Ulm, Germany. Recitals in Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and US. Southwestern premieres include Cantorial roles in the Sacred Services of Ernest Bloch, Darius Milhaud and Simon Sargon. Mr. Owens was honored to be the first American to perform the Shostakovich 13th Symphony,Babi Yar, and to sing the premiere recording of La Grande Bretéche by Avery Claflin for CRI Records, as well as the premiere recording of Three Gothic Ballads by John Duke for WNYC, New York.