April 13, 2016
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Mel Foster, Chair of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences and Associate Professor of Voice, has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Foster believes his experience at the Brevard Music Festival as a teenager heavily influenced his decision to commit his life to singing. Since then, he has had the opportunity to be engaged in opera, oratorio, and recital performances in the United States and Europe.
In the 19 years that Dr. Foster has taught at Morehouse, he has enjoyed rewarding performance and teaching experiences. Endeavoring to create more roles for African-American operatic singers, he has premiered more than ten roles and solos for the Americolor Opera Alliance, a performing arts organization for which he is now the Artistic Director. Along with being interested in the lost art of intimate operatic singing, most recently, Dr. Foster has become interested in the vital role that the Arts play in sustaining culture.
Dr. Melvin Foster
Morehouse College, Chair, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Associate Professor of Voice
Americolor Opera Alliance, Artistic Director
7:00pm - 8:00pm