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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TROY alum working with stars at Nashville Songwriters Association International

Leah Hudson, who graduated with a degree in anthropology and a minor in music industry, now works with a renowned songwriting organization.

Leah Hudson, who graduated with a degree in anthropology and a minor in music industry, now works with a renowned songwriting organization.

With four months still to go before graduation, Troy University student Leah Hudson found herself working for the biggest not-for-profit songwriting organization in the world.

It was quite a unique situation for a college student, particularly one majoring in anthropology.

Hudson’s unlikely journey began as an undergrad when she developed an interest in the cultural…

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Collaborative spirit bearing fruit in School of Music

TROY professors Dr. Dave Camwell (left), Dr. Heather Small and Dr. Mark Walker collaborated earlier this year on a concerto.

TROY professors Dr. Dave Camwell (left), Dr. Heather Small and Dr. Mark Walker collaborated earlier this year on a concerto.

Faculty in Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music are finding harmony by bringing their musical talents together.

Musicians from a variety of backgrounds, who also happen to be TROY professors, are working together to create and record music that showcases their own skills as well as those of their students.

Dr. Dave Camwell,…

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Concert Chorale ready to perform at historic Carnegie Hall

Troy University's Concert Chorale will take the stage at the historic Carnegie Hall on May 25.

Troy University's Concert Chorale will take the stage at the historic Carnegie Hall on May 25.

Tchaikovsky. Billie Holiday. Judy Garland. The Beatles.

These are just a few of the artists who have graced the historic Carnegie Hall in New York City, and Troy University’s Concert Chorale will join that prestigious list on May 25.

The TROY choral group takes the stage as part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York…

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