FLINT — Flint School of Performing Arts faculty member Glen Holcomb will perform at 7 p.m., May 2 in the Anderson Room at the Flint Institute of Music, 1025 E. Kearsley St. in Flint. Guest artists include Dr. Augustus Hill and Dave Kimber.
Music selections include such songs as “O Sole Mio” and “Bess, Oh Where’s My Bess?”.
Glen L. Holcomb, tenor, was born in Detroit and educated in the Detroit Public Schools. He received a BM with a double major in vocal performance and general history from Marygrove College; and an MM in vocal performance as well as an MA in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Mr. Holcomb received numerous awards in vocal competitions throughout his academic career. His vocal training included studies with Frances N. Brockington, James Turner, Caroline Rogers, and Virginia Star; coaching with George Shirley, Brazeal Dennard, Dina Winters and Nada Radakovich; and master classes with Anton Armstrong, Robert Page, and Sylvia Olden Lee.
Holcomb has appeared as a soloist with the Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Flint Symphony Orchestra, Brazeal Dennard Chorale, Hostia and the Flint Jubilee Singers. Featured solos have included Elijah, (Mendelssohn), Requiem (Mozart), I Will Lift up Mine Eyes (Hailstork), Messiah (Handel), Seven Last Words of Christ (Dubois), Christmas Oratorio (Saint-Saëns), Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti), The Twelve Gifts of Christmas (Tyvek) and Exegesis (Hill). A recent performance on the Flint Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Holiday Pops” was broadcast both live and in multiple rebroadcasts on PBS stations throughout the state of Michigan. — G.G.