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Tammie Huntington, Soprano, is an Assistant Professor of Music at Indiana Wesleyan University where she teaches Vocal Pedagogy, Diction for Singers, Opera Workshop and Opera Theatre in addition to Applied Voice.  Huntington holds a Doctor of Arts degree in Voice Performance with Opera/Opera Direction emphases from Ball State University, where she produced and directed the world premiere of Fifty-Third Street, a new American opera by composer Jody Nagel. She has been selected to present her research on Fifty-Third Street at the 2009 International Congress of Voice Teachers in Paris, France.  She also recently presented at the 2009 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities.  She holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from BSU, and a bachelor’s degree from Grace College in Vocal Performance and Music Education. Huntington’s opera/operetta performances have included the roles of Lucy in Menotti’s The Telephone, Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Despina in scenes from Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Josephine in Gilbert & Sullivan´s H.M.S. Pinafore, Mother/Fairy in Caraher’s Jack and the Beanstalk, Suor Genovieffa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Laetitia in scenes from Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, and Adele in scenes from Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. Huntington has also appeared as Guest Soprano Soloist in orchestral productions of Haydn’s Creation, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, and Schubert’s Mass in G Major, No. 2. She has participated in masterclasses with Shirlee Emmons, John Wustman, Mary Henderson Stucky, Dr.Fiora Contino, Jaque Trussel, and Stephen Schnurman, and has sung under the batons of conductors Alexander Platt, Patrick Kavanaugh, Kirk Trevor, Tomasz Golka, Leonard Atherton, Wishart Bell, Keith Brion, and Ardis Faber. Huntington has performed in recitals, oratorio and opera within northern and central Indiana and with the Masterworks Festival Opera Company. She sang the premiere of an original serial composition, Drei Lieder, by Doug Harbin in the 2005 College Music Society Great Lakes Conference, and also performed in the 2008 Fellowship of Christian Art Music Composers National Conference.

Huntington has held faculty positions at Warsaw Christian School, Lakeland Christian Academy, and at Grace College, where she served as Director of Vocal Studies, teaching Applied Voice and directing the Symphonic Chorus and Opera Workshop. She taught voice and piano through Huntington Music Studio for nearly a decade, and also taught through the Grace Academy of Fine Arts. She was a director/conductor in the 2005 opera scenes program at Ball State University, and was Assistant Director for the 2004 mainstage production of Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. Huntington has directed numerous school, church and community musical productions. She has served four times as guest conductor for the Junior and Senior High Choirs at the ACSI Indiana/Michigan Choral Festival. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Opera America, and Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity. Huntington resides in Marion, IN, with her husband and three very active and delightful sons!


KATIE KELLOGG, Assistant Director

Katie Kellogg is in her second year at Ball State University where she studies voice with Dr. Mei Zhong and sings in the Chamber Choir under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Pappas. She is currently pursuing the Doctor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance with a secondary emphasis in Music Education. Kellogg received her Master of Arts degree in Music from Ball State as well; she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Elementary Education from Alma College in Alma, MI. Prior to attending Ball State for graduate studies, Kellogg taught elementary music in her hometown of Cadillac, MI. She has appeared in such roles as the Witch in Sondheim's Into the Woods and Rose in Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse. In addition to her duties as assistant director on 53rd Street, Kellogg holds assistantships in the Music Education and Music Theory departments and she is also the Assistant to the Director of Choral Activities.


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