Baritone Dr. Cory Schantz will perform Daron Hagen‘s cycle Songs of Experience alongside the music of Jacques Ibert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Mitch Leigh. The performance is part of a Guest Faculty Voice Recital at the University of South Alabama on September 24. Songs of Experience are six musical settings of texts by Walt Whitman, Gardner McFall, Sara Teasdale, Stephen Dunn, Emily Lawless, Emily Dickinson.Dr. Cory Schantz, baritone, is Director of Opera and Assistant Professor of Voice at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia. His teachers have included Marilyn Horne, Sharon Mabry, John Gillas, Kenneth Shaw, and Linda DiFiore. He has sung under the batons of notable conductors such as Arthur Fagen, Joseph Resigno, Craig Kier, and Keith Chambers.
Dr. Schantz maintains an active career as a performer both on the stage and in the concert hall. He has appeared in principal roles with Tulsa Opera, Atlanta Opera, Baltimore Opera, First Coast Opera, and Wichita Grand Opera. He will make his Opera Birmingham debut in 2017, singing the role of Capulet in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette. He has recently appeared as soloist with Rome (GA) Symphony Orchestra, Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Schantz will perform recitals at Middle Tennessee State University and Austin Peay State University in February 2017.