At 92, Carl Vollrath may have retired from the John M. Long School of Music, but he hasn’t stopped working and is being inspired by the beauty of Bellingrath Gardens, which he hopes becomes a state park one day.
The former TROY professor and renowned composer celebrated his birthday on March 26.
“It’s not just…
Troy professor Carl Vollrath’s opera, “The Quest” has a new life on YouTube, after being unavailable to the public for half of a century. Troy Public Radio’s Hannah Leverett says the opera’s online release has renewed interest in Vollrath’s music.
The plot of “The Quest” tells the story of a children’s crusade that happened…
An opera written and composed a Troy University music professor in the 1960s and only performed on three consecutive nights in 1966 has now been reprised for a larger audience on YouTube.
Dr. Carl Vollrath wrote the two-act opera, “The Quest,” during his doctoral studies at Florida State University. The opera is based on the…
A trip to China made such an impact on Dr. Carl Vollrath that he wrote an entire album based on his experiences.
That album, “Warrior Monks,” was released recently and features two clarinet concerti and a trumpet concerto inspired by Vollrath’s trip with the Troy University Confucius Institute to China a few years ago.