Applied Voice, Music Theater/Opera workshop, Chair Department of Music
Christopher Goeke, tenor, is currently Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music at Southeast. Goeke holds both the D.M.A. in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy and M.M. in Vocal Performance degrees from the University of Iowa. Dr. Goeke teaches in the voice area and continues to pursue operatic interests by conducting, directing, and serving as technical coordinator for the full operatic productions at Southeast. Dr. Goeke is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Dr. Goeke’s performance resume includes engagements with the Central City Opera in Colorado, the State Repertory Opera of New Jersey, Westchester Opera in New York, the Light Opera of Manhattan, Santa Fe Desert Choral, Cedar Rapids Symphony, and the Bach Society of St. Louis. Some of his operatic roles include Almaviva in Il Barbieri di Siviglia, Tamino in The Magic Flute, and Alfred and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus. He has been featured as tenor soloist for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and the Magnificat, The Messiah by Handel, and The Creation by Haydn. The tenor is an active recitalist and has presented a wide range of literature including lute songs, traditional art songs and song cycles in German, French, Italian, and English, and contemporary literature including many works by Benjamin Britten and popular songs of the Broadway stage.
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