"My passion in life is singing!
I am a dramatic Mezzo-Soprano
conservatory-trained with an
earned doctorate, whose life is
dedicated to the joy of singing.
I would like to convery to you
and others through the
gift of song, that music is indeed
the language of the soul! "
Born in Rochester,
New York, Carol Cannon's professional operatic debut was in
Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia (Bianca) with the
Chamber Opera Society of Baltimore. She received a B.M. in
Voice from the Peabody Conservatory of Music; a M.M. in Vocal
Performance from University of Maryland; an Ed.D. in
Educational Administration and Vocal Performance from East Texas
State University. Her principal teachers include: Alice
Gerstl Duschak, Baltimore; Lili Wexberg, New York;
Frances Bible, Houston. Her vocal coaches include: David
Garvey, Otto Guth, New York; Leo Mueller, Pierre Bernac,
Baltimore; Harold Heiberg, Dallas.
Dr. Cannon has been
a full-time Artist/Teacher in Voice at East Texas State
University and Visiting Professor of Voice and Vocal Repertoire
at Rice University, Shepherd School of Music. Since 1981 Carol
Cannon holds the life-time designation as Artist-in-Residence
from the Texas Commission on the Arts. Currently she is listed
on the Artist Roster of the South Carolina Arts Commission. She
has been an Artist-in-Residence with the Arkansas Arts Council
and the State Arts Council of Oklahoma.
Europe, Mexico and the United States, Carol Cannon performs
concerts and recitals and presents master classes and lecture
recitals. She has appeared as soloist with the Baltimore,
Boston, Dallas, and National Symphony Orchestras. Carol Cannon is listed
in the International Who's Who in Classical Music, 2002
and in the Dictionary of International Biography, 2006.