Education D.M.A., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
BiographyPhyllis Hurt is Professor Emerita of Music at Northeastern and coordinates the vocal program. She is a lyric soprano and received a D.M.A. in vocal performance where she also performed many leading roles in the Illinois Opera Theater productions at the Krannert Center in Urbana-Champaign.
She has appeared in recital at London's Wigmore Hall and at New York's Carnegie Recital Hall. Teaching at Northeastern since 1981, Dr. Hurt has appeared in numerous faculty recitals and concerts. In Chicago, she has performed as a soloist with the Chicago Master Chorale, the Lincolnwood Symphony and in various concerts under the auspices of Mostly Music and the Jewel Box series at Northeastern Illinois University. She appeared on a WFMT Studio One live broadcast in 1999 performing songs of Rachmaninoff and Poulenc with pianist, Allen Anderson.
In addition to an active performing schedule, Dr. Hurt has conducted extensive research on women composers and developed a course called "Women in Music." She established the Women Composer's series at Northeastern in 1997 and continues to act as artistic co-director of this annual event which celebrates the music of women composers. In 2004, she played the leading role of Elizabeth in the premiere production of Ronald Combs' opera The Patriots to celebrate the opening of Northeastern's new auditorium. She has performed Manuel de Falla's Sietes Canciones for NEIU's Ensemble Español many times, most recently in 2007.
CoursesApplied Voice Vocal Pedagogy Vocal Performance Seminar
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