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Randal Woodfield, baritone

Randal Woodfield

Photo © 1991 by Steven Tavares

Randal Woodfield, a lyric baritone, currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He has been a featured soloist with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and has sung several major roles with the Peabody Opera Theatre, including Tarquinius in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, Guglielmo in Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, and the title roles in Kirke Mechem's Tartuffe and Mozart's Don Giovanni. In 1988 he became a teaching associate in the voice department of the Conservatory, and in 1989 he joined the voice faculty of the Peabody Preparatory.

In addition to his many activities at the Peabody Conservatory, he is busy as a professional performer. He has presented a number of solo recitals, including an engagement in the Second Presbyterian Church Concert Series and Concert Alternative at the Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia. He has appeared as a featured soloist with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. He is also a member of the Concert Artists of Baltimore under the direction of Edward Polochick.

Before moving to Baltimore, Mr. Woodfield was well-known in his home state of Arkansas as both a music educator and a performer. After receiving his Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from Ouachita Baptist University, he was active in all levels of public school music and in church music. He was on the voice faculties of both the Ouachita Baptist University and the University of Central Arkansas. He also served as a music consultant to the Arkansas Department of Education.

In ten seasons as a Resident Artist with the Arkansas Opera Theatre, Mr. Woodfield performed more than twenty roles. He has appeared several times as soloist with the Arkansas Choral Society and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. His recital engagements in Arkansas have included two recital tours.

In April, Mr. Woodfield will perform with Pro Musica Rara of Baltimore and will perform a world premiere of a new piece for voice and piano by Thomas Benjamin of Peabody Conservatory.

April 28, 1991