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Robert Harrelson

D.M.A. Vocal Performance, Opera
Graduation Year: 2024

Robert Harrelson is a bass-baritone originally from Boiling Springs, North Carolina. He studied voice at Indiana University with Giorgio Tozzi and Roy Samuelsen, and is now in the voice studio of Frederick Burchinal at the University of Georgia where he is pursuing a DMA in vocal performance. During his 20-year career with the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants in Washington, D.C., Robert performed for four U.S. presidents, as well as numerous U.S. and international political, diplomatic, and military leaders. His hundreds of performances across the U.S. have been seen and heard by millions around the world in person, on television, and via the Internet. Recent opera roles performed include Rocco, Il Commendatore, and the Physician (Opera Carolina’s Macbeth). Recent solo oratorio engagements include Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor (both with the Richmond Symphony), and Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Chattanooga Bach Choir.

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