Carroll J. Lehman
Dr. Carroll J. Lehman
(voice) holds a MA and a DMA in Vocal performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa
He, recently, retired as choral/vocal director from Keene State College where he served on the faculty for 35 years.
Prior to that he
served on the faculties of Hope College
and Western Washington University
taught private voice, conducting, opera workshop, vocal pedagogy, diction and literature.
also conducted the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Oratorio Society
and Opera Workshop.
Many of his
students have graduated from some of the most prestigious music schools and conservatories in the US, including Julliard, New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Florida State University, Arizona University, and Temple University
They have performed leading roles with many opera companies, symphony orchestras and oratorio societies including Central City Opera
North, Connecticut Lyric Opera
, Opera of the Ozarks, Denver Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and Dallas Symphony.
students have won National Association of Teachers of Singers
(NATS) competitions at the state and regional levels.
has adjudicated vocal competitions for NATS and Music Teachers National Association
(MTNA) at the state, regional and national levels.
is equally skilled as a conductor.
interpretations of the great choral masterworks drew audience and critical acclaim.
For twenty years, he was music director and conductor of the Monadnock Chorus in Peterborough, NH. In those years, they performed many of the great oratorios and masses of choral literature with professional orchestras and soloists.
In 1998, they were invited to sing, under his
baton, in Carnegie Hall and during his
tenure there, they took four international tours.