Anthony Turner

Instructor in Private Voice

Anthony Turner (baritone) is in demand as a singer (solo recital, concert and opera), lecturer, teacher of master classes and business of singing seminars. His career has led him to extensively tour the United States and Europe. He has performed the role of Clarence Thomas in the opera 'Clarence and Anita,' by Ben Yarmolinsky with Underworld Productions, been featured in 'Katrina Ballads,' by Ted Hearne, premiered the song cycle 'Shikoku Postcards' by Mary Carol Warwick with the Greenbriar Consortium, and sung the roles of: Harry Easter (Street Scene); Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana); Dappertutto (Les Contes d'Hoffmann); Schaunard (La Boheme); and Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus). Other engagements have included: featured soloist with the Dance Theatre of Harlem production 'St. Louis Woman' at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; touring the United States and ! Europe with performance artist Laurie Anderson in 'Songs and Stories from Moby Dick;' featured guest on the PBS special GREAT PERFORMANCES series 'Aida's Brothers and Sisters: Black Voices in Opera;' and featured soloist with Jessye Norman in a benefit concert for the Healing of AIDS, directed by George C. Wolfe and presented by The Balm in Gilead, Inc. Mr. Turner is an exponent of the classical repertoire of music by black and minority composers, a literature which is consistently included in his concert repertoire. He has appeared at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival (SC), Next Wave Festival (Brooklyn Academy of Music), and the Barbican Music Festival (London). He is a member of Actors' Equity Association, The American Guild of Musical Artists, Opera Ebony, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha and a life member of the National Federation of Music Clubs.


M.M. in Voice Performance, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. B.M. in Voice Performance, Simpson College.