• Assistant Professor of Voice; Director of Lyric Theatre
  • 864.294.3034
  • Daniel Music Building, Room 115
  • grant.knox@furman.edu
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American tenor, Grant Knox is enjoying a varied career in opera, musical theater, concert and recital. He has appeared with the Cincinnati Opera, Atlanta Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Chautauqua Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Ohio Light Opera, Lyric Opera Atlanta, Rochester Lyric Opera, and with Maestro Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Opera Festival. Equally at home in concert repertoire, Knox has been engaged by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic, Cobb Symphony, Binghamton Philharmonic, Peninsula Music Festival, Bach Ensemble of Cincinnati, Rochester Oratorio Society and in recital at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

As a proponent of new American music, Knox worked with composers Libby Larsen, John Musto and Jake Heggie as a Stern Fellow at the SongFest Festival in Los Angeles. He was chosen as one of six singers to participate in the pilot season of the Fall Island Vocal Arts Festival, celebrating song repertoire in English and led by American mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe. Recently, Knox sang the world premiere performances of Nico Muhly’s The Unknown Room, Three Songs for Tenor and Violin, for the Constella Festival of Music in Cincinnati. Upcoming engagements include a concert version of Aida with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Robert Spano, Trial by Jury with the Rochester Lyric Opera, and a performance of William Bolcom’s Canciones de Lorca with the Furman Symphony Orchestra this February.

As a recording artist, he can be heard on the complete cast recordings of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Grand Duke and The Sorcerer, Offenbach’s The Brigands, Romberg’s Maytime, and Kalman’s The Carnival Fairy, all released on the Albany Records label. Dr. Knox is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (BM, MM) and Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music (DM). He is proud member of the Opera Producers Group at the John Duffy Institute (Virginia Arts Festival). Before coming to Furman, Dr. Knox served as the Neyer Family Endowed Professor of Music at Northern Kentucky University.

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MUS-355

Opera Performance Studies

Vocal interpretation and characterization of operatic roles, moving to music, understanding theater skills and conventions, preparation and performance of opera scenes.

During your undergraduate vocal training, you will begin to learn who you are as an artist. You will refine your vocal technique so that you are free to better express the meaning of the music and text. I am interested in finding each singer’s unique sound so that it may be developed to the fullest. Isn’t it wonderful that no two singers sound the same?

Education
D.M.
Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music
M.M.
The Eastman School of Music
B.M.
The Eastman School of Music
Training Under
Peyton Hibbitt
Tri-Cities Opera
Sunny Joy Langton
Northwestern University
Robert Swensen
Eastman School of Music
John Maloy
Eastman School of Music
Jay Lesenger (Opera)
Northwestern University
Steven Daigle (Opera)
Eastman School of Music

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