Dr. Christopher Scott, baritone, serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Slippery Rock University, where he teaches a voice studio as well as other music classes. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music where he studied voice with Tom Baresel and taught a voice studio of Music Theater majors. He completed a Masters Degree at the same institution, singing the roles of Tarquinius in Lucrezia and André Thorel in Thérèse. Between degree programs, Chris served Augustana College in Rock Island, IL as Artist in Residence, teaching applied voice and various departmental courses. At Augustana he sang an orchestral concert of Mahler songs and performed the roles of Lieutenant Worthing in Truce of Carols and Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden.
Professionally, Chris sang in Microscopic Opera’s productions of Michael Ching’s Speed Dating, Tonight! and Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s Frida, both in 2014. Chris sang as an apprentice with Des Moines Metro Opera in 2013, debuting as Paris in Romeo et Juliette. In 2008, he sang the role of Giuseppe in Cincinnati Opera’s production of La Traviata. His debut with the same company was as a Foundry Worker in the world premiere of Rise For Freedom: The John P. Parker Story. With Opera Quad Cities, Chris sang the roles of Marcello (La Bohème) and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte).