Everett McCorvey, Director

Everett McCorvey, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, received his degrees from the University of Alabama. Dr. McCorvey holds the rank of Professor of Voice and the Lexington Opera Society Endowed Chair in Opera Studies, and is the Director and Executive Producer of University of Kentucky Opera Theatre.

As a tenor soloist, he has enjoyed critical acclaim and has performed in many prestigious venues around the globe, including the Kennedy Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, and Italy's Teatro Comunale. He established and directs the American Spiritual Ensemble, a group of 24 professional singers who tour annually througho ut the United States and abroad.

Dr. McCorvey is also vice-chairman of the Kentucky Arts Council for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He serves on the board of the National Association of State Arts Agencies and the Alltech World Equestrian Games Federation Board, which will produce the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in 2010, the largest equestrian event in the history of the United States. He was recently elected as a faculty representative to the UK Board of Trustees, and awarded the Kentucky Star for Literary Arts in recognition of his myriad accomplishments in the field of Vocal Performance.

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