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voice educator

Joseph Kirkland, American voice educator. Recipient District Alumni award, Lon Morris College, 1994. Judge Mid-Atlantic Songwriters' Competition, 1991—1992; Member of National Association Teachers Singing, Bohemians New York Musicians Club, Pi Kappa Lambda.

Background

Kirkland, Joseph was born on October 8, 1929 in Honey Island, Texas, United States. Son of Earl Elmo and Frances Alice Kirkland.

Education

Associates, Lon Morris College, 1949. Bachelor of Music, Centenary College, 1956. Master of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, 1958.

Career

Lead tenor Tangelwood Opera, Lenox, Massachusetts, 1958. Tenor Neopolitan Sextet, New York City, 1960—1961, NBC Opera, New York City, 1961. Singer, actor; soloist tenor Grace Episcopalian Church, 1968—1972.

Voice instructor McLean (Virginia) Arts Center, 2003—2004, E. Valley Yamaha Music School, Chandler, Arizona, since 2005. Airman United States Air Force, 1950-1955, United States.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Singer: Christian Children's Home, 1976. Producer(musical director): American Lyric Theatre, 1988-1990. Conductor: National Lyric Opera Company, 1987.

Membership

Judge Mid-Atlantic Songwriters' Competition, 1991—1992. Member of National Association Teachers Singing, Bohemians New York Musicians Club, Pi Kappa Lambda.

Connections

Married Jessie May Foster, January 20, 1963. 1 child Audrey.

father:
Earl Elmo

mother:
Frances Alice Kirkland

spouse:
Jessie May Foster

child:
Audrey Kirkland