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Tenor Jeremy Hunt performs Sept. 10 at Appalachian

BOONE—Tenor Jeremy Hunt will perform Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall at Appalachian State University. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Hunt will be accompanied by pianist Bair Shagdaron.

Hunt is an assistant professor of voice at the University of Central Florida.

In addition to works by Schumann, Grieg and Sibelius, Hunt will sing Mussorgsky’s “Where are you, my little star?,” Richard Hundley’s “Waterbird” and Marc Blitzstein’s “I wish it so,” among other vocal selections.

Originally from Warner Robins, Ga., Hunt received a bachelor of music in voice performance from Mercer University. He earned a master’s degree and doctorate in vocal performance from Indiana University.

Now a tenor, Hunt began his performance career as a baritone. His Figaro in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” was described as “delightfully entertaining and [he] filled the stage with his presence and voice” by Peter Schimpf of the Bloomington Independent. His other operatic credits include Valentin in “Faust,” Guglielmo in “Cosí fan tutte,” Lescaut in Massenet’s “Manon,” Cesare in Handel’s “Giulio Cesare” and Danilo in “The Merry Widow,” all with Indiana University Opera Theater.

Hunt has a strong interest in the Italian language and repertoire, and has twice participated in the Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera in Oderzo, Italy. He also attended the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci in Siena, Italy for an intensive study of the language.

Hunt has been on faculty at the University of Central Florida since 2005. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the Central Florida chapter.