Noted tenor Everett McCorvey, professor of voice and director of opera at the University of Kentucky, will present a guest artist master class at the Creative Arts Center Friday, Oct. 23. It will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Antoinette Falbo Theatre and is free and open to the public.
McCorvey is a native of Montgomery, Ala. He received his degrees from the University of Alabama, including a Doctorate of Musical Arts. He has performed in many cities around the world and theaters across the country, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Kennedy Center, Aspen Music Festival, Blossom Music Festival, Whitewater Opera Company, Radio City Music hall, Birmingham Opera Theater, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Italy, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, England, as well as performances throughout Spain, the Czech and Slovac Republics, Austria, Japan, China, Brazil, Poland, Portugal and Hungary.
He is tenor soloist on two CD recordings conducted by Maestro Julius Williams, one entitled “Symphonic Brotherhood.” featuring the Bohuslave Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra performing the symphonic works of African-American composers, released in the fall of 1994, and one entitled “The American Soloist,” featuring the Dvorak Symphony in Prague, released the fall of 2004 highlighting new American works.
He has returned to the Czech Republic to perform with the Bohuslave Martinu Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Kirk Trevor as well as to the Slovac Republic. He has also appeared in television movies and feature films including “The Long Walk Home.”
For more information, call the College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4841, Ext. 3108.
CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4841 ext. 3108, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu