Ms. Deena Moore
Lecturer of Music - Voice
Deena Moore, a soprano, has performed a wide variety of repertoire in recital, concert, opera and musical theater throughout the southeast including solo performances with the Knoxville Opera Company and the The University of Alabama Symphony Orchestra. A native of Tennessee, she most recently appeared as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana with the University of Alabama Opera Company and in recital at Winston Salem State University in North Carolina. Ms. Moore has appeared in concerts with entertainers such as Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis, Jr. and Larnelle Harris. Additional stage credits include the title role of Suor Angelica, Barber of Seville, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Dialogues of the Carmelites, The Marriage of Figaro,
The Magic Flute, Cavelleria Rusticana, Madame Butterfly and Aida.
Ms. Moore is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Music in vocal performance at the University of Alabama. She received both her Master of Music and Bachelor degrees in vocal performance from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she studied with internationally renowned tenor Mr. George Bitzas. Additional training includes studies with internationally renowned soprano Mary Costa, Mr. Ken Griffiths at The University of Cincinnati - Conservatory of Music, and Dr. Jennifer Cowgill at The University of Alabama. She plans to complete her doctoral studies at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
In addition to currently serving WSSU as a Lecturer of Music Education, Voice - Ms. Moore serves as a vocal pedagogy lecturer and clinician, and recitalist throughout the east coast. Her voice students have been prize winners in numerous state and regional competitions throughout the country. Many former students work regularly in opera apprenticeships and training programs throughout the United States and abroad. Before coming to Winston Salem in 2008, Ms. Moore served the faculty at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, and Pellissippi State College in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is currently a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
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