Kirk Carson - Singer, Instrumentalist
Formerly a leading tenor with opera houses in Europe and the United States, including Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Lyric Theater of Oklahoma
, Dupage Opera, Augsberg Oper, Bremen Oper, Ulm Stadtstheater, and Graz Oper.
has performed with major symphony orchestras including, Deutschland Symphonic Radio Orchestra, Bavarian State Radio Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Music of the Baroque, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
He received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Performing Arts in Choral Conducting from Oklahoma City University and also attended the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and the American Institute for Musical Studies in Graz Austria for post graduate work.
Kirk has directed both opera and musical theater productions during the past 20years for many different theaters, both professional, civic, as well as academic.
In 2001 he
created the role of Sheriff Jack Potter in the operatic world premiere of Showdown on Two Street and can be heard on the original cast recording.
has been studying flamenco percussion and vocal styles the last several years, and has been lucky enough to sit in on master classes by Antonio Vargas and Vida Peral as well as studying cajon with Hector Aguirre and Timo Lozano.
Marc began performing with OLÉ Music and Dance of Spain, has introduced the cajon into the drumming ministry of Marked Men for Christ, and is a baritone in the East Hill Singers, under the direction of Kirk Carson.
Maria has been active in flamenco workshops given by 'La Linda' and Timo Lozano and currently studies flamenco with Tamara "La Garbancito" Carson