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Carole Blankenship 



Carole Choate Blankenship, soprano, is Associate Professor of Music and Elizabeth G. Daughdrill Chair in the Fine Arts at Rhodes College where she is Coordinator of the Voice Division. She is often heard in recitals, lecture recitals, chamber music concerts, and oratorio performances. Venues for Dr. Blankenship’s recent performances and presentations include The Foundling Museum, London; the International Paul Bowles Conference at the University of Lisbon, Portugal; the International Conference of Voice Teachers in Brisbane, Australia; the Society for American Music National Conference, Little Rock; The Lilypad, Boston; and the International Conference of Voice Teachers in Stockholm, Sweden. Her other recitals and masterclasses have taken place in locations such as Marktoberdorf, Germany; The Cell Theatre, New York, New York; The University of California, Santa Cruz; The University of the Pacific; The University of Delaware; Dartmouth College; Providence College: and Wheaton Conservatory. She and Irene Herrmann (Executor of the Paul Bowles Estate) have co-edited two sets of songs by Paul Bowles for Classical Vocal Reprints and continue their work together performing the works of Paul Bowles. Carole maintains research in American song, particularly songs composed for the Federal Music Project: Composers Forum Laboratory, New York, 1935-1939. Dr. Blankenship has served the National Association of Teachers of Singing as President of the Memphis Chapter, Volunteer Coordinator for two National Conferences, and just recently completed two terms as Vice President for Auditions.