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Department of Music - Liza Kelly

Liza Kelly

Liza Kelly

Office:  FAC 322
Phone:  (270) 745-2682


Liza Kelly, mezzo soprano, is Assistant Professor of Music at Western Kentucky University where she teaches voice and language diction.

Dr. Kelly actively performs opera, musical theater, oratorio, concert works and recitals. She has been a featured performer with Cincinnati Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Theater and Festival of Lucca, Teatro Nacional Sucre, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati May Festival, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra, and Dayton Bach Society. As an avid recitalist of art song and chamber works, Dr. Kelly has collaborated in recitals with the prestigious New York Festival of Song, Caramoor Festival, New York University, Mercer University, Peru State University, Murray State University and Western Kentucky University. She has taught classical voice and musical theater technique at both high school and university levels at Loveland Music Academy and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Dr. Kelly can also be heard on Telarc's world premiere recording of Liszt's St. Stanislaus and Hal Leonard Publication's Opera Anthology of Gian Carlo Menotti.

She holds a D.M.A and M.M. in Voice Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with Mr. William McGraw. Her undergraduate degree was attained from Georgia State University where she studied with Mrs. Betty T. Boone.

(Her operatic and theatrical roles include Flora, La Traviata, Hattie in Kiss Me Kate, Nireno in Giulio Cesare, Dido in Dido and Aeneas, the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, Chairman Mao's Secretary in Nixon in China, the Widow in The Boor, Theresa in Casanova's Homecoming, Mary Warren in The Crucible, Ma Moss in Tenderland, Hattie in Kiss me Kate, Cousin Hebe in H. M. S. Pinafore, Mrs. Malloy in Hello, Dolly!, and many more.)

Dr. Kelly and her Husband, who works nationally and internationally as a professional opera singer, reside in Bowling Green.

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