Vocal Studies

Jennifer Lane

Nominated for a Grammy in 2015 for her role (Athena) in Milhaud's Orestie, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Lane came to UNT in 2007 with an already extensive academic teaching background, having taught Voice at Stanford University, the University of Kentucky, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and at summer programs and master classes for The Peabody Institute, San Francisco Conservatory, Baldwin-Wallace University, Oberlin College, The City University of New York, and many others. Also in 2015, two of her recordings (Threni and A Sermon, A Narrative, and A Prayer) were in

William Joyner

Tenor and Assistant Professor William Joyner joined the Division of Vocal Studies of the UNT College of Music in 2014. Over the course of his career, he has performed 55 different roles, singing in 12 countries on 3 continents. He has been engaged by some of the world’s foremost opera theaters, including Teatro alla Scala, Gran Teatro la Fenice di Venezia, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Washington National Opera, and Santa Fe Opera. Mr.

Molly Fillmore

Grammy award-winning soprano Molly Fillmore made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2011 as Helmwige in the Met’s new production of  Der Ring der Nibelungen, conducted by James Levine and directed by Robert Lepage.  She returned to the Met to sing a principal role in Satyagraha by Philip Glass.  Both Satyagraha and Die Walküre were shown live in movie theaters around the world as part of the Met’s Live in HD series as well as on PBS stations nationwide as part of their Great Performances seriesShe can be heard and seen on Deutsc

Richard Croft

American tenor Richard Croft is internationally renowned for his performances with leading opera companies and orchestras around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, The Salzburg Festival, Opéra National de Paris, the Berlin Staatsoper, Opera Zurich, Glyndebourne Festival, The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and The New York Philharmonic. His clarion voice, superlative musicianship and commanding stage presence allow him to pursue a wide breadth of repertoire from Handel and Mozart to the music of today’s composers.

Stephen F. Austin

            Dr. Austin joined the faculty of UNT in 2001 after several years of teaching at Louisiana State University. He teaches applied voice and vocal pedagogy. Dr. Austin received a masters degree in vocal performance from UNT and continued his studies at the University of Iowa where he earned the Ph.D. in voice science from the Department of Communication Disorders under the direction of Dr. Ingo Titze. His unique training in performance and voice science has placed Dr. Austin at the forefront of interdisciplinary work in voice science and vocal pedagogy.