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GERALD J CASE-BLANCHARD

Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
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Title: Director of Vocal Music and Music Coordinator
Bio:

Gerald J. Case-Blanchard, lyric baritone, a native of Philadelphia Pennsylvania has concertized throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. He is featured on several commercial recordings including the solo compact disc "With A Song in My Heart" on Blue Griffin Records, “I Can Tell the World” (live) with the Earl Nelson Singers and The Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, under the artistic direction of maestro Charles Burke and the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra on Orchestra Hall Records. Case-Blanchard has made appearances with numerous opera companies and music festivals throughout North America, including: Grand Teton Music Festival (Wyoming), Lake Afton Early Music Festival (Pennsylvania), Opera Delaware, Bel Canto Lyric Opera Company of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Dorian Opera Theatre (Iowa), Music Society of Midland (Michigan), Central Michigan Opera Works, Delaware Humanities Forum Players, Michigan State Opera Theatre, and BCV Performing Artist Opera and Concert Artists of which he is founding Artistic Director. Most recently he was a featured performer at the Kirchentag Festival in Bremen Germany. Other performances have included recitals and guest appearances in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Dublin Ireland and throughout the Amalfi Coast of Italy and Rome.

On the concert stage, he has made appearances with such notable organizations as the Philomel Chamber Orchestra (PA), The Philadelphia Orchestra and Choral Arts Society (PA), Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra (MI), Lake St. Clair Symphony (MI), Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra (MI), Chester County Brass (PA), Northeastern Philharmonic (PA), West Chester Symphony Orchestra (PA), Kennett Symphony Orchestra (PA), Shaw String Ensemble (PA), The Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra (MI), Adrian Symphony (MI), Flint Symphony Chamber Orchestra (MI), Festival Chorus and Orchestra of Central Michigan, Sacred Heart Chorale of Montreal, The Plymouth Oratorio Society and Eastern Michigan University Choirs, University of Rochester Choirs, Singing City Chorale of Philadelphia and countless others.

Summer of “2000", he was a first-place winner in the Opera Memphis/University of Memphis National Singers Search auditions where he collaborated with the Metropolitan Opera baritone, Mr. Sherrill Milnes. He is also a Gil Rau Choral Scholar, a King/Chavez/Parks Fellow and the "2001" Classical Division winner of the “Sing Lansing” vocal competition sponsored by the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra.

Many of his performances have been broadcasted on Public Radio and television stations around the country, including a recent vocal recital featured on PBS station WCMU in Michigan.

Currently, he serves as director of vocal/choral music and music area coordinator at Kellogg Community College (Battle Creek, MI), a position he's held since 2004. Case-Blanchard holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Music from Central Michigan University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Michigan State University.

Voice Type: Baritone
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I offer lessons in a group environment; I accept students through a college or university program

Contact Information

Studio

450 North Ave.
Battle Creek, MI
USA 49017

TEL: 269-565-7859

E-mail: blanchardg@kellogg.edu

Vcard: import to my address book

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