Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera; Director of Lyric Opera
- BMus, Western Carolina University, 2007
- MM, Florida State University, 2010
Baritone Mitchell Hutchings’ (http://www.
Professor Hutchings has performed with numerous companies and festivals including Des Moines Metro Opera, Pensacola Opera, Ash Lawn Opera, Opera Saratoga, Dicapo Opera Theatre, Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca (Italy), the Czech-American Summer Music Institute (Czech Republic), and Opera Tampa’s V.O.I.C.Experience. He was recently announced as a 2013 national finalist for The American Prize in Voice - Opera Division, as well as a semi-finalist in the Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition.
Mr. Hutchings' students have performed with Chicago Summer Opera, Ash Lawn Opera, Opera Breve, Pensacola Opera, and the Accademia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti in Lucca, Italy. Students of Mr. Hutchings have also won prizes at the district and regional levels at the National Association of Teachers of Singing student auditions.
Degrees include a Master of Music in vocal performance from the College of Music at Florida State University, and a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from the School of Music at Western Carolina University. He makes his home in Houghton with his wife – and composer – Sarah Hutchings (http://www.sdhutchings.com/).