TROY faculty performing at Carnegie Hall

Dr. Ben Crook and Dr. Heather Small will perform Dr. Carl Vollrath's music on July 15 in NYC.

Dr. Ben Crook and Dr. Heather Small will perform Dr. Carl Vollrath's music on July 15 in NYC.

Two faculty members from Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts will be performing at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on July 15 in a concert featuring the works of TROY Professor Emeritus Dr. Carl Vollrath. 

Dr. Heather Small, Associate Professor of flute, and Dr. Ben Crook, Assistant Professor of piano, will be performing the first…

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Bellingrath Gardens provides new inspiration for Dr. Carl Vollrath

Former TROY music professor Dr. Carl Vollrath is finding new inspiration from the beauty of Mobile's Bellingrath Gardens.

Former TROY music professor Dr. Carl Vollrath is finding new inspiration from the beauty of Mobile's Bellingrath Gardens.

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…

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The Talk of TROY: Professor publishes decades-old opera on YouTube

Carl Vollrath, music professor, sitting at his piano at home after discussing his opera with TROY Public Radio.

Carl Vollrath, music professor, sitting at his piano at home after discussing his opera with TROY Public Radio.

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…

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Vollrath’s opera ‘The Quest’ finds new audience through YouTube

"The Music Man" statue by Huo Bao Zhu that sits outside of the John M. Long School of Music was dedicated last week in honor of Dr. Carl Vollrath.

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…

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