Carole Choate Blankenship, soprano, is Associate Professor of Music at Rhodes College. She is heard regularly in 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 University of Texas, San Antonio, and at The Foundling Museum, London, summer 2011. In October 2010, she presented a paper for the International Paul Bowles Conference at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Together with Irene Herrmann she co-edited Three Songs from the Sierras by Paul Bowles for Classical Vocal Reprints. Dr. Blankenship has led voice masterclasses in Melbourne, Australia, at Middle Tennessee State University, Wheaton Conservatory, and Western Kentucky University. She received the D. M. A. from the University of Memphis where she also received the Graduate Document Award. Dr. Blankenship continues her research in American song; particularly the songs created under the direction of the Federal Music Project 1935-1940, New York and recently presented that work for the Society of American Music National Conference 2013. In July she will present a lecture recital featuring Paul Bowles’s songs for the International Congress of Voice Teachers 2013, Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Blankenship currently serves as Vice President of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Artist Awards.
B.A. in Music, Rhodes College
M.M. and D.M.A. in Voice Performance, The University of Memphis
Music 103 - ELEMENTS OF MUSIC
Music 161 - VOICE
Music 105 - TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN MUSIC & POLITICS