In addition to his active performance career, Dr. Roderick George is a highly regarded voice teacher with over 16 years of collegiate teaching experience. Currently Professor and Coordinator of Voice Studies in the Department of Music at the University of Montevallo, Alabama's only public liberal arts college, he has been named a recipient of the College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teacher Award. Prior to joining the UM faculty in 2004, he served as the primary voice teacher on the music faculty at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In summer 2020, he will join the performing arts faculty at the Bay View Music Festival. Among his credentials are the Doctor of Music degree in voice performance from The Florida State University College of Music and the Master of Music degree in opera and musical theater from the School of Music at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale). He received advanced training in opera at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. An active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Dr. George was one of twelve voice teachers selected for the prestigious NATS Teacher-Internship Program held at Colorado State University, where he studied vocal pedagogy under the tutelage of tenor Clifton Ware. He has also pursued further study in musical theater and classical voice pedagogy through the Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop at the Boston Conservatory and attended the Naked Voice Summer Voice Institute under the instruction of W. Stephen Smith at Northwestern University. He has studied voice with tenors Larry Gerber, Everett McCorvey, Alfonse Anderson and soprano Jeanine Wagner.
Please email Dr. George regarding private voice lessons and coachings or for information regarding scholarship auditions and
vocal degree programs at the University of Montevallo.