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Dr. Gregory Broughton

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    Dr. Gregory Broughton, Associate Professor and Chair of the Voice Area, the General Sandy H. Beaver Teaching Professor, was appointed to the Hugh Hodgson School of Music faculty in 1988. He earned the Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where his concentration was in vocal and choral music. He received both the Master of Music and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan. Broughton's distinguished applied teachers and coaches include Lorna Haywood, Willis Patterson, George Bitzas, Thomas Williams, Martin Katz, Timothy Cheek, Mitchell Krieger and Dale Mann. He has made solo appearances under the baton of conductors Yoel Levi, Donald Neuen, Gustav Meier, John DeMain and J. Paul Cobbs.

    At UGA, in addition to chairing the Voice Area, his duties include undergraduate and graduate applied voice instruction and graduate academic advising for vocal music majors. In addition to his schedule as teacher and solo performer, Broughton also conducts the University of Goergia African American Choral

    Ensemble. This student organization's mission is the performance of works composed and/or arranged by African American composers.

    Major solo engagements have included contracts with the Seattle Symphony for the world premiere of Symphony "Let Thy Mercy Be Upon Us by Stephen Newby, the Toledo Symphony for the Ohio premiere performance of Adolphus Hailstork's oratorio, Done Made My Vow and the Memphis Symphony for a performance of the Beethoven Symphony No. 9. Broughton also was tenor soloist in the world premiere of "Montage Martin" by Stephen Newby and Ja Jahannes with the compose, Newby and members of the Savannah Symphony. Other major performances include Haydn's The Creation, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Handel's Judas Maccabeaus, Britten's St. Nicolas Mass and Handel's Messiah with music organizations throughout the United States.

    Dr. Broughton appears on the compac disk recordings of "Montage for Martin" with members of the Seattle Symphony; "The Lily of the Valley" with the American Spiritual Ensemble; "Love Letters", a compilation CD of original works by UGA composer Roger Vogel and on the original soundtrack for the musical "Yes, Lord!" by Ja Jahannes.

    Broughton has also enjoyed operatic engagements with the Chautauqua Opera, Mid-Michigan Opera and Onyx Opera/Atlanta. He has performed leading tenor roles in Puccini's La Rondine, Verdi's Falstaff, La Traviata, Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Wm. Grant Still's A Bayou Legend and Scott Joplin's Treemonisha.

    Currently, Broughton has students performing and recording in major profesional venues throughout the United States and abroad in opera, musical theater, contemporary christian and popular styles. As a result of successful performing and teaching, Broughton is a sought after teacher, clinician and adjudicator for solo vocal and choral workshops and competitions.