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William Brooke



DMA, Vocal Performance, University of Washington, 2015
B.S., Finance (major) Music (minor), Indiana University, Bloomington
M.M., Belmont University
American Institute of Musical Studies, Graz, Austria
Goethe Institut, Dresden, Germany

William Brooke, tenor, is in his second year of Doctor of Musical Arts studies at the University of Washington.  His current doctoral research examines verismo in the art song compositions of Puccini, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Giordano, Catalani and Cilea.  Mr. Brooke has performed regionally with the Utah Festival Opera Company and internationally in England, Austria and St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, Italy.  Recently, he guest soloed with the UW Symphony Orchestra performing Schubert’s Intende voci D.963.   Mr. Brooke is scheduled for the following upcoming performances:  Guest Soloist with the Ensign Symphony & Chorus on 9 May in Benaroya Hall; Solo DMA Vocal Recital presenting works by Konstantin Orbelyan, Strauss, Giordano and Puccini on 3 June in Brechemin Auditorium; Presentation of a solo vocal work, Sing Redeeming Love: A Musical Depiction of Christ in The Book of Mormon on 28 June and a Solo Vocal Recital as a Visiting Guest Artist with the Temple Square Performance Series in Salt Lake City, Utah on 2 August.  Complimenting his musical studies and performance opportunities, Mr. Brooke has enjoyed a background of success in business.  He worked as a financial analyst for an investment bank on the east coast as part of a four-member team managing more than $5 billion in securitized real estate.  Later, he would establish the Derrick Horne Company, a private real estate development group focused on land development in the Park City, Utah resort area.  A great accomplishment for Mr. Brooke was acceptance with a full-tuition scholarship to study International Humanitarian law at Tulane Law School.  

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Resident Soloist with the Ensign Symphony & Chorus

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