BS Oakwood College
MM University of Kentucky
DMA University of Kentucky
At UK since: 2007
Heralded for her “soaring lyric soprano voice,” Angelique Clay has garnered performances in the United States, Europe, and South America. A native of Louisville, Ky., Dr. Clay received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakwood College, a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Kentucky. Operatic roles include Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, the title role of Susannah from Floyd’s American drama Susannah, the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Lily and Bess in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Her oratorio repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.
Dr. Clay has recorded and toured as a soloist with the American Spiritual Ensemble throughout the United States, Spain and Brazil. She has performed with international as well as regional orchestras such as the Slovak State Philharmonic, in Kosice, Slovak Republic; Sinfonia Warsovia in Poland; Missouri Symphony Society; Knoxville Symphony Orchestra; Lexington Philharmonic, Louisville Orchestra and Arcadiana Symphony Orchestra. She was a featured recitalist at the National Opera Association Legacy Awards Celebration in Washington D.C. in 1999, and a guest soloist on In Performance at the Governor’s Mansion, a Public Television performance sponsored by the Governor’s Office in Kentucky highlighting artists of note from Kentucky.
Dr. Clay is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Kentucky.