Carole Choate Blankenship, soprano, is Associate Professor of Music, Chair of the Department of Music, and Elizabeth G. Daughdrill Chair in the Fine Arts at Rhodes College. She is heard regularly in recitals, lecture recitals, chamber music concerts, and oratorio performances. Dr. Blankenship has performed solo recitals in Marktoberdorf, Germany; The Cell Theatre, New York, New York; The University of California, Santa Cruz; The University of the Pacific; The University of Delaware; The Lilypad, Boston; The Foundling Museum, London, and on many concert series. Dr. Blankenship has led voice masterclasses in Melbourne, Australia, at Wheaton Conservatory, Texas A & M Corpus Christi, and Missouri State University, among others. In October 2010, she presented a paper for the International Paul Bowles Conference at the University of Lisbon, Portugal and has presented lecture recitals on his works recently in Brisbane, Australia and in the U.S. at Dartmouth and Providence Colleges. She co-edited two sets of songs by Paul Bowles for Classical Vocal Reprints and maintains research in American song; particularly the songs created under the administration of the Federal Music Project 1935-1940, New York, recently presenting that work for the Society of American Music National Conference 2013. Dr. Blankenship recently completed a second term as Vice President of Auditions for the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
B.A. in Music, Rhodes College
M.M. and D.M.A. in Voice Performance, The University of Memphis