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educator , tenor

Mark Richard Calkins, American tenor, educator. Member of College Music Society, American Guild Musical Artists, National Association Teachers of Singing.

Background

Calkins, Mark Richard was born on August 16, 1961 in Mounds Park, Minnesota, United States. Son of Richard B. and Eileen M. Calkins.

Education

Bachelor of Music, Concordia College, 1983. Master of Music, University Colorado, 1987.

Career

Tenor London Classical Players, 1996, Raoul Company/Kennedy Center, Washington, 1997, Sacramento Opera, 2001, Opera Columbus, Ohio, 2001, 2004, Piedmont Opera, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2002, Tacoma Opera, 2003. Instructor voice Northwestern College, St. Paul, 2001—2005. Instructor master class University Texas, Austin, 2005, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 2005, Otterbein College, 2004.

Instructor voice St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, since 2005. Instructor master class University North Dakota, Grand Forks, 2001, University Colorado, Boulder, 1998, Northern Utah State University, 1996, Denver Lyric Opera Guild, 2004. Numerous recitals; concert Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, 2005.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Singer: Lyric Opera Center for American Artists, 1987-1990, Central City Opera Company, 1985-1986. Singer: (television production) (Operas) Under the Arbor by Robert Greenleaf.

Membership

Member of College Music Society, American Guild Musical Artists, National Association Teachers of Singing.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Boating, bicycling, yoga.

Connections

Married Cynthia Lawrence, March 17, 1985. Children: Rowan, Shannon.

father:
Richard B.

mother:
Eileen M. Calkins

spouse:
Cynthia Lawrence

child:
Rowan Calkins

child:
Shannon Calkins