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Kelly W. Burns

Lecturer, Music

373 Glidden Hall
(740) 593-4244

Office Hours:

Mon: 10:00am-12:00pm
Wed: 10:00am-11:00am
Thur: 10:00am-12:00pm

Kelly W. Burns

Lecturer, Music

American tenor Kelly W. Burns has performed in opera, concert, musical theater, and recital throughout the eastern United States and in Germany with repertoire spanning over 300 years. He has performed with companies such as Opera Roanoke, Chautauqua Opera, the Charleston Chamber Opera, Mississippi Opera, the Little Orchestra Society of New York, and the symphony orchestras of Memphis, Mississippi, Roanoke, and Tupelo, among others. His operatic and musical theater credits include roles such as Tamino, Ferrando, Don Ottavio, Frederic, Nanki-Poo, the Witch, Der Steuermann, Le théière, Le Remendado, Beadle Bamford, and Mr. Snow. Concert credits include tenor solos in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Choral Fantasy, Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass, and Mass in C, Handel’s Messiah, Hailstork’s I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes, and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Missa Brevis. Kelly’s interest in new music has led to many world premieres of works by living composers in Arkansas, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. 

Kelly holds bachelors and masters degrees in voice and choral conducting from the University of Mississippi, and he is currently completing the DMA degree at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He previously taught voice at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. 


Educational Background:

BM and MM, University of Mississippi ABD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Classes Being Taught:

MUS 3400: Applied Voice Lessons (Undergraduate)

MUS 5400: Applied Voice Lessons (Graduate)

MUS 4585: Vocal Pedagogy

MUS 5585: Vocal Pedagogy Survey