J . David Brock
Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Professor of Voice
Bio: J. David Brock, Baritone, currently serves as Chair of the Vocal Division and Professor of Voice at Texas Christian University. He has held previous positions with University of the Pacific, Boston Conservatory of Music, Texas Woman’s University, the International Summer Music Academy, Abilene Christian University, Anna Maria College, and the Goldovsky Summer Vocal Institute. He is the Voice Coordinator for the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Mr. Brock holds the BA from Abilene Christian University and the MM from the New England Conservatory of Music. He has served as Artistic Director of the Abilene Opera Association and Quisisana (Maine) and as Music Director of Abilene Collegiate Opera. Mr. Brock has worked as a free-lance voice teacher and vocal coach in Fort Worth, Boston, Dallas, Abilene, and Stockton. Former students have appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Dallas Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Beyreuth Festival, and Bayerische Staatsoper. They have been winners and finalists in the Regional Metropolitan Opera Competition, AIMS Meistersinger Competition, NATS Artist Awards and Singer of the Year Competition. They have held apprenticeships with the Chicago Opera Theater and the Santa Fe Opera Festival. His students have been awarded significant scholarships to Manhattan School of Music, Eastman, Cleveland Institute, Oberlin, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Boston University, and the Nordan Full Scholarship to TCU. As conductor, music director, and/or stage director, he has directed Albert Herring, Hansel and Gretel, Pagliacci, Susannah and the Elders (World Premiere), Ballad of Baby Doe, Cosi fan tutte, Magic Flute, Marriage of Figaro, Merry Wives of Windsor, Gianni Schicchi, La Cenerentola, and Die Fledermaus. He has appeared as pianist for singers and instrumentalists in over 500 recitals throughout the USA, Europe, and Korea, including performances in Carneigie Hall and the Kennedy Center.
Voice Type: Baritone
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am currently accepting private students; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program