Mr. Guy Wilson has studied voice with several Master Teachers including Martha Deatherage at the University of Texas, Dr. Edward Baird at the University of North Texas, and metropolitan opera tenor Arturo Sergi, and Leonore Sergi.
In 1968 he was a guest artist at his Alma Mater, the University of Central Arkansas. Mr. Wilson’s tenor opera roles include ‘Ruggiero’ in Puccini’s LA RONDINE, ‘Fenton’ in Nicolai’s DIE LUSTIGEN WEIBER VON WINDSOR, the ‘Kaiser’ in Strauss’ DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN, and supporting tenor roles in productions of Falstaf by Verdi, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Britten. In 1979 he sang a tenor role in the opera THE MERRY WIDOW of Franz Lehar produced by the Temple Civic Opera.
As an undergraduate student, he was a Finalist in 1964 in the Texoma Regional Auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He has appeared as guest soloist with many Churches in Texas and Arkansas and has sung recitals in Japan in 1970 and at the University of Mexico, Mexico City in 1978.
Mr. Wilson has taught voice at UMHB for 44 years. He has been a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) for 40 years and has adjudicated student auditions for NATS in each of those years. He has entered students of his own in the NATS auditions in each of the above years and has had numerous semi-finalists and thirteen Finalists in NATS competitions. Mr. Wilson currently has three former students singing professionally in opera and church music venues, and many former students serving as music educators throughout the State of Texas. He currently serves as Chair of the Voice/Vocal Pedagogy division of the music department at UMHB. From 1981 -2005 he conducted the Ft. Hood Community chorus and Orchestra in their annual presentation of Handel’s MESSIAH. He has been active in the Opera/Music Theater program of UMHB for many years conducting 11 musicals and operas since 1997.
Mr. Wilson is a member of several professional organizations including the Texas Choral Directors Association, The American Choral Directors
Association, the Texas Orchestral Directors Association, and The National Association of Teachers of Singing.