UT Tyler

Music

Steven B. Dotson

Title: Adjunct Instructor, Voice
Department: Music
Building: FAC 1214 (Center for the Musical Arts)
Email: sdotson@uttyler.edu

Degrees

  • Master of Music, University of Texas at Austin, 1988
  • Bachelor of Music, University of New Mexico, 1986

Biography

STEVEN B. DOTSON is an artist who has excelled in opera, musical theater and the theatrical stage. One of the youngest members of the College of Santa Fe's Performing Arts Department, Steven began his craft as a child actor on Greer Garson Theatre's stage in a number of the department's productions, as well as being a regular member of the Summer Arts Programs for Young Artists.

After beginning his vocal studies at the University of New Mexico, he became a charter member of La Zarzuela de Albuquerque. The company performed Spain's most beloved zarzuela, La Verbena de la Paloma. Steven was reviewed by Spain's largest daily, El País: "However, the most interesting thing was when one discovered that Julian was represented, and well, for [by one] Steven B. Dotson!" Since that time, the roles he has portrayed have been as diverse as Ben in Menotti's The Telephone, the March Hare in Robert Chaul's Opera Alice in Wonderland, to Emile De Becque in South Pacific.

He has also enjoyed being a recitalist. He has performed the solos in Faure's Requiem as well as Bach's Magnificat and Handel's Messiah.

Steven was a Graduate Assistant voice instructor at UT Austin. He holds a Master of Music degree from the Butler School of Music where he studied with world-renowned French Baritone, Gérard Souzay, as well as Darlene Wiley, head of the vocal department. He obtained his bachelor's degree in vocal performance from the University of New Mexico where he studied with Dr. Bradley Ellingboe, Dr. Kay Fowler and Dr. Sam Brown. He has worked artistically with Lukas Foss and Dean John Robb at UNM's Composer Symposium, operatically with Marilyn Tyler and Robert DeSimone, as well as Dawn Upshaw and Barbara Conrad in Master Classes at the University of Texas at Austin.

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