Paul Houghtaling – Director – University of Alabama Opera Theatre

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Paul HoughtalingBass-baritone Paul Houghtaling is associate professor of voice and director of the Opera Theatre at the University of Alabama. 

Dr. Houghtaling, who joined the UA faculty in the fall of 2007, has been hailed by critics for his work in a diverse repertoire spanning the12th through the 21st centuries. Career highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as performances with the Alabama Symphony and opera companies and orchestras throughout the U.S.

He is the 2015 recipient of UA’s Morris Lehman Mayer Award, which honors a member of the teaching faculty who exemplifies selfless and significant service and leadership for the UA community, significant contributions to student life and integrity. He is also the recipient of the 2015 Druid Arts Award for Music Educator of the Year, given by the Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa, and the 2015 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award given by UA’s National Alumni Association.

Dr. Houghtaling is the artistic director of the Druid City Opera Workshop, a week-long young artist training intensive held at UA. He is a frequent presenter at national and regional conferences such as the College Music Society, National Opera Association, Alabama Music Teachers Association and the Classical Singer National Convention and College Expo.

His students perform with young artist programs and opera and musical theater companies across the country and are frequent finalists and winners at state and regional competitions.

He holds degrees from the College of the Holy Cross (B.A.), The New England Conservatory of Music (B.M.), Hunter College (M.A.) and the City University of New York (D.M.A.).

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