Opera Theatre

Classroom Concert Series

The University of Kentucky School of Music brings our student ensembles off the Singletary stages and into your living room. While we can't gather for live performances right now, our student musicians are still honing their craft, working and playing on campus and following all safety protocols. Our innovative series of class recordings builds bridges to connect our patrons with our talented student musicians. 

Dr. Everett McCorvey presents at Brazilian Choral Festival

The annual international choral festival was held virtually from July 7th-12th in Curitiba, Brazil, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Paraná. The “Henrique de Curitiba” Choir Week is an annual event produced as through an initiative between the Santa Maria Chapel, a major performance venue, and the Curtibia Institute of Arts and Culture, and named after the well-known Brazilian choral composer, Henrique de Curtibia Morozowicz.  


A message from Dr. Everett McCorvey

This past week has been difficult for our entire world as the wounds of racism were ripped open when a Minneapolis police officer suffocated the life out of one of its citizens, George Floyd. In Louisville, Breonna Taylor, an emergency medical technician, was killed by police as she rested in her own home in March. Ahmaud Arbery, a 25 year old black man was killed while out on a jog in a white neighborhood in Georgia. The list goes on and on. Until now, there were uprisings for a few days and then it would seem like the uprisings would stop and life would return to normal.

School of Music Alumnus Justin Vickers recieves Fulbright Scholar Award

Dr. Justin Vickers received his Master's of Music in vocal performance from UK in 2000. After leaving the University of Kentucky, Dr. Vickers, now Associate Professor of Voice at Illinois State University, earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature, while completing the coursework for the Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

UK Grad Student Singing in Met’s ‘Porgy and Bess’: Q&A With Soprano Makeda Hampton

Story courtesy of UKNow 

Hampton, a soprano from New Castle, Delaware, is part of the critically acclaimed cast of the Met’s 2019-20 production of “Porgy and Bess.” The opera, which also features seven UK alumni, has been such a hit that three performances were added to its winter run that began Jan. 8.

CFA Research and Creative Activity

This report attempts to capture, in part, many of those events and studies of artistic engagement that have occurred in the 2017 -18 academic year. Whether giving a presentation, exhibiting in a gallery show, publishing books and articles, or performing in musical venues around the world, CFA faculty are actively exploring the human condition through their creativity and risk.