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George Hogan

Voice and Musical Theatre Ensemble

Biography

Mr. Hogan made his operatic debut at the young age of 19 years of age for the Des Moines Metro Opera Company as Theseus in a PBS televised production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His New York debut occurred at Alice Tully Hall in the PBS televised and EMI recording of the “Rossini Gala” with Marilyn Horne, Samuel Ramey, Thomas Hampson, and others. His Australian debut took place at the famed Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia under the baton of Sir Richard Bonynge. His debut at Chicago Lyric came when he stepped in at the last minute to sing Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia for an indisposed colleague. He made his European debut with the Der Vlaamse Oper in Antwerp, Belgium. He performed at nearly every opera house in North America during his prestigious opera career.

Mr. Hogan continued his vocal studies with the great Metropolitan Opera Bass, Giorgio Tozzi with a grant made possible by the San Francisco Opera Company. Other awards include a Sullivan Career Grant from the Sullivan Foundation, International Finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti Competition, ‘First Prize’ Winner in the New York City San Francisco Merola Opera Auditions, a Grand Finals Winner at the San Francisco Merola Opera Program, and the winner of the George London Voice Competition and the Arturo Giargiari Bel-Canto Voice Competition.

Mr. Hogan has been on NPR Radio and in Live from Lincoln Center Broadcasts. He has performed on the concert stage in recital and oratorio with the Houston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Washington Concert Opera, and many others in such works as the Verdi Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Mendelssohn Elijah, Handel Messiah, Bach B Minor Mass, Beethoven Ninth Symphony, Beethoven Missa Solemnis, and the Haydn Creation.

Mr. Hogan currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas, where his duties include applied voice, the Director of the Opera/Music Theatre program and Opera Cru, an elite vocal troupe, which he founded in 2002. Opera CRU has performed for over 70 thousand elementary students in central Texas with their children’s opera productions. During his 17 years at Mary Hardin-Baylor he has also executed the role of Artistic Director for the Natchez Festival of Music in Natchez, MS for three seasons and made a rare Carnegie Hall debut as stage director for “Opera Shorts.”

His students have received graduate teaching assistantship positions at Florida State University, Michigan State University, University of Oklahoma, and LSU, to name a few. Many of his students are currently singing professionally in America, Mexico and Europe. He has produced winners at the TEXOMA NATS and the South Texas Chapter NATS auditions.

Although most of his time is currently spent teaching, his booming low voice is still in demand around the country in recital, concert, oratorio, opera, commercials and narration. Outside of his active teaching routine, he continues to serve as an adjudicator, vocal clinician, conductor and stage director. Mr. Hogan serves his community through churches, charities and local events.

Mr. Hogan holds a Masters of Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, a Bachelors of Music from Trevecca Nazarene University and an Artist Diploma from the world-renowned Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.