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David Alt recently moved to Evanston, IL after teaching for 21 years as Professor of Voice, Chairman of the Department of Vocal Performance and Program Director for Musical Theatre in the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and for 5 years as Adjunct Professor of Voice and Associate Director of Opera Chapman in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, Chapman University in California.
Alt received his DMA from the University of Iowa and a Certificate from the Conservatoire de Musique, Geneve, Switzerland. Alt studied opera with Wesley Balk at the Minnesota Opera Institute and voice with French baritone Gerard Souzay and soprano Maralin Niska. Nominated for a Carbonnel Award for Best Actor in a South Florida Regional Showcase for his work in Brecht on Brecht, Alt has been seen in the South Florida area in productions of Don Juan in Hell, The Merry Widow, The Barber of Seville, One Flea Spare, Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, Company, Love Letters, Later Life and Far East in addition to revues of the music of Bernstein, Coward, Gershwin, Berlin, Sondheim and Weill. He also has performed with the New World Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Miami Bach Society, the Chamber Singers of Iowa City Bach Festival, the St. Louis Muni Opera, the Quad City (IL) Symphony, the Southeast Iowa Symphony, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Carmel (CA) Bach Festival, and New Theatre in Coral Gables (FL).
Alt’s articles have appeared in the journals of the Music Educator’s National Conference, the Journal of Singing and the Choral Journal.