Professor of Music
Office: Price Doyle Fine Arts 522
Tenor Randall Black has won critical acclaim with orchestras and opera companies throughout the United States, including: his Carnegie Hall debut as the tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, the American premiere of Henze’s We Come to the River with the Santa Fe Opera, and the tenor solos in Messiah with Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony. Recent accomplishments include: the role of the evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with The Summit Singers of Akron Ohio, the tenor solos in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with The Greeneville (SC) Chorale, the tenor solos in Bach’s Magnificat with the Clemson (SC) Universy, the American premiere of CPE Bach’s 1769 version of the St. Matthew Passion, the role of the evangelist in the world premiere of the St. Matthew Passion, by Will Averitt, and the release of Then Sings My Soul, a CD of traditional sacred works with pianist Marie Taylor. Dr. Black received his BM from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and his MM and DM from Indiana University-Bloomington. He is currently in his 27th year as a faculty member in the Music Department at Murray State University.