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Candice Burrows

Instructor of Voice
Dr. Candice Burrows

Mezzo-Soprano Candice Burrows comes to High Point University after twenty-five years of performing in the United States and abroad. A busy concert artist, she is known for her rich voice and command of a wide variety of musical styles. Appearing on concert stages performing Jazz in her early years, Burrows switched to the classical genre to further her vocal studies which culminated in numerous vocal awards: a winner in the Oralia Dominguez International Opera competition in Mexico, a finalist in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera competition where she was also voted the “Outstanding Future Artist” award, the Oregon Governor’s Arts Award recipient and the Outstanding Achievement Award in the Field of Performance from the Los Angeles Rotary. Some of her engagements have included performances with the New York Philharmonic, Santa Fe Orchestra, Boston Pops and Symphony, Tanglewood Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, Phoenix Chamber Orchestra and Pops, New Jersey Symphony, June Opera Festival of New Jersey, Eugene Opera, New York Repertory Theater, Pasadena Chamber Orchestra, Schleswig-Holstein Orchestra, Oxford Symphony Orchestra and Oregon Bach Festival. She has worked with such well-known conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Helmuth Rilling, Marin Alsop, John Williams, Gunther Schuller and the late, great Leonard Bernstein. As a fellow at Tanglewood, she established a long standing relationship with Bernstein which culminated in his 70th birthday tour around Europe and Russia. This was followed by his internationally broadcast 70th birthday gala where she filled in for an ill Christa Ludwig, performing his Jeremiah Symphony. Her reviews have called her “the next Janet Baker waiting to happen” (Albuqurque Journal), “hauntingly beautiful voice” (Eugene Register Guard), “Praiseworthy vocalism…” (New York Times), and referring to her opera performance of Rossini’s Cenerentola, the New Jersey Star Ledger stated “the role is hers forever!”

Burrows received her B.M. (Vocal Performance) from the University of Oregon after studying abroad at the Guildhall School of Music in London. Pursuing her M.M. studies at the University of Southern California, she left unfinished her degree to pursue her professional vocal career. Her M.M. was waived by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and she will be receiving her D.M.A in December. Her Vocal teachers have included Arleen Auger, Charles Roe, Giorgio Tozzi and Levone Tobin-Scott.

Equally at home on the concert or opera stage, some of Ms. Burrows’ opera roles have included, Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Maddelena in Rigoletto, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia,Cenerentola, Nancy in Albert Herring, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito and most recently the role of Helen Potts in Picnic (World Premier 2009, UNCG). Ms. Burrows’ future engagements include a recital and master class at the Universidad de Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico and a recital in Portland, Oregon.

When not involved in her music endeavors, Burrows is a busy mom of three: Caitlin, Gretchen and Grady.

 

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