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Mr. George Irving Shirley


Stafford Co. Potters Gilder

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Stafford Co. Potters Gilder

Background Information

Employment History


University Musical Society

People Incorporated


University of Maryland

Marshall, Associate Professor

University of Utah


State Bar Association

Professor Emeritus
University of Michigan

Professor Emeritus
U-M School of Music , Theatre

Professor Emeritus
University of MI

Board Member
The Voice Foundation

Professor Emeritus
U of Michigan

Advisory Board Member
Nickel City Opera

Omicron Delta Kappa

alpha phi alpha fraternity

Pi Kappa Lambda

The American Academy of Teachers of Singing Inc

Board Member
William Matheus Sullivan Foundation

Saint Margaret Rochester

Shirley Association

Chipola Voice Professor
Metropolitan Opera Company

African-American Member
U.S. Army Chorus

Board Member
The Santa Fe Opera Inc

Master Teacher
National Association of Teachers of Singing Inc

Senior Fellow
University of Michigan Society of Fellows

Founding Member
Scottish Library Association

The Antiquarian Society Limited

National Opera Association

Board of Trustees
Aspen Music Festival

Board Member
University of Michigan Musical Society

Executive Board
Horace H. Rackham Graduate School of the University of Michigan

Board Member
Sullivan Foundation

Drummond & Shirley Australia Pty

Opera Ebony

Asian Youth Festival

Methodist church


Hart Hall


Master Teachers

Colorado State University

Master of Music degree

Manhattan School

Musical Master Class

bachelor's degree

music education

Wayne State University

bachelors degree

Heriot's School , Edinburgh

degree of LL.B. Opening

University of West Virginia

honorary degrees

Lake Forest College

honorary degrees

Montclair State College

honorary degrees

Wilberforce University

Web References (190 Total References)

Shirley Association Genealogical Research Website [cached]

2(v). George Lee Shirley born 1873 in Stony Fork, Watauga Co, NC

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia - 2012 Signature Sinfonians [cached]

George Irving Shirley, Gamma Omicron (Wayne State) 1953 George Shirley is a Grammy award winning, internationally acclaimed singer and lecturer. After teaching in the Detroit Public School System early in his career, he became the first African-American singer in the United States Army Chorus. After being discharged, he began a career with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where he was the first ever African-American tenor to sing for the Met. He also toured with several other internationally acclaimed opera houses. His performance and recording career has spanned the globe, and included his 1968 Grammy award for his role (Ferrando) in the RCA recording of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Shirley currently holds the title of Joseph Edgar Maddy Distinguished University Professor of Music at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor.

Shirley Association Genealogical Research Website [cached]

George Orton Shirley was the son of Louisa Hillman and William Shirley, a commission agent.

George Shirley b. 1854 (27yrs), Burslem, Stafford Co., Potters Gilder, visitor at John Smith Mandley’s, 8 Shaw St., Burslem
Emma Louisa Adams, nee Shirley, mentioned in the note under George Orton Shirley, was my paternal grandmother.

George I. Shirley born May ... [cached]

George I. Shirley born May 10, 1919 Gordon Co GA; d. Oct 28, 1999 Cherokee Co.

National Association of Teachers of Singing - Past NATS Interns [cached]

Master Teachers: George Shirley, Donald Simonson, Lisa Popeil, Julia Faulkner

Master Teachers: Barbara Hill Moore, Charles Peterson, Marilyn Taylor, George Shirley
Master Teachers: Shirlee Emmons, Carol Webber, Paul Kiesgen, George Shirley
Master Teachers: Ellen Faull, Barbara Honn, Thomas Houser, George Shirley
George Shirley - Lifetime Achievement Award

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