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Calkins, Mark R.: Celebrating Scholarship and Creative Works

Director of Music, Assistant Professor of Music, Voice

Mark R Calkins

At Berea College since 2009

2019-2020

Mark R. Calkins (2019-2020)

  • Calkins, Mark. “A Study of the Pedagogy of Cross Training for the Voice.” Bluegrass Music News 71, no.3 (2020).
  • Calkins, Mark R., tenor. “Libiamo” from La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Chongqing Normal University Concert Hall, China, June 2019.
  • Calkins, Mark R., tenor. Recital including works by Georges Bizet, Richard Rogers, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Stephen Sondheim, Altgeld Recital Hall, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, March 2019.
  • Calkins, Mark R., tenor. Recital and masterclass sponsored by New Mexico Performing Arts Society including works by Richard Rogers, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and W. A. Mozart, The Plaza Hotel Ball Room, Las Vegas, NM, February 2019.
  • Calkins, Mark. Director, Conductor, and Voice Expert for the First Opera Scenes Concert Production, Foreign Expert in opera, Chongqing Normal University, China, June 2019.
  • Calkins, Mark R. Masterclass for La Casa de la Música – Fundación Cultural Armonía, Virtual Presentation, Arte Lyrico, Ecuador, October 2020.
  • Calkins, Mark R. Masterclasses and lecture for Capitol Normal University, Beijing, China, June 2019.
  • Calkins, Mark R. Masterclasses for Chongqing Normal University, China, May and June 2019.
  • Calkins, Mark R. Masterclass for Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, April 2019.
  • Calkins, Mark R. Masterclass for Washington State University, Pullman, April 2019.
  • Calkins, Mark R. Masterclass for Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, March 2019.
  • Calkins, Mark R. Masterclasses for New Mexico Performing Arts Society, Albuquerque, NM, Santa Fe, NM, and Las Vegas, NV, February 2019.
  • Calkins, Mark R. Masterclass for University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, January 2019.
  • Calkins, Mark R. Masterclass for University of Wisconsin, Superior, January 2019.
  • Calkins, Mark R. Masterclass and choral clinician for George Rogers Clark High School, Winchester, Kentucky, October and April 2019.
  • Calkins, Mark R. Invited voice teacher for the Summer Professional Development Conference of the America Choral Director’s Association, Louisville, KY, July 2019.

Mark R. Calkins (2016-2017)

  • Calkins, Mark. Director of Musical Theatre and Head Professor of Voice, Opera and Musical Theatre Summer Intensive, Augusta University, Augusta, GA.  By invitation.
  • Calkins, Mark. Elected President of the Kentucky Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
  • Calkins, Mark. “Listen” National CBS Broadcast of Berea College Christmas Concert in which he conducted the Women’s Chorus and served as stage manager for the production.
  • Calkins, Mark. Masterclass at The Kentucky Governors School for the Arts, 2017. By invitation.

Mark R. Calkins (2015-2016)

Invitational MASTERCLASSES:

  • “Professor of Vocal Techniques.” Masterclass at the V Opera Studio do Recife, Brazil, July, 2016. By invitation.
  • Masterclass and Recital at Silver Lake College, WI, 2015. By invitation.
  • Masterclass/Head Professor of Vocal Techniques at the 1st National Operatic Singing Seminar (1er Seminario Nacional de Canto Operístico), Pachuca de Soto, Mexico, March 15-25, 2015. By invitation.
  • Masterclass at The Kentucky Governors School for the Arts, 2015. By invitation.

Mark R. Calkins (2014-2015)

Invitational MASTERCLASSES:

•Masterclass for Silver Lake College, WI
•Masterclass/Head Professor of Vocal Techniques:
•1st National Operatic Singing Seminar (1er Seminario Nacional de Canto Operístico)
•Pachuca De Soto, Mexico; held in the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo.
•Featured presenter for KY SNATS Broadway Audition Strategies.
•Masterclass for Georgia Regents Univ., Am. Opera and Mu. Th. Inst.
•Masterclass for the Kentucky Governors School for the Arts.

Invitational INTERNATIONAL TEACHING & PRODUCING:

•Auditions Coordinator of Prague Summer Nights - Young Artsist’s Music Festival Production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Estates Theatre, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
•Head Professor of Vocal Techniques: 1st National Operatic Singing Seminar.
•1er Seminario Nacional de Canto Operístico) Pachuca de Soto, Mexico; held in the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo.

 

Invited RECITAL

Work                           Location                                  Composer                              

Recital                         Silver Lake Colle                   Schoenberg, Schubert, Donizetti, Poulenc 


Mark R. Calkins (2013-2014)

“Gala Fund Raising Concert.” Concert hosted at New Cancer Center, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA, April 19, 2014.

“Master Classes in Opera Performance.” Course offered at Conservatorio Nacional de Música, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Conservatorio Nacional de Música, August 2013.

“Master Class in Musical Theatre Performance.” Course offered at The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, July 2014.