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Philip McCown

Philip, tenor, is an Alabama and Atlanta based singer-actor. He holds an undergraduate degree from Auburn University where he studied with Dr. Matthew Hoch, and a masters degree from Indiana University, where he studied with Dr. Brian Horne and Peter Volpe. During his time at Indiana University, he performed the roles of Ralph Rackstraw (HMS Pinafore), Bardolfo (Falstaff), and Laurie (Little Women). Other IU credits include the choruses of Le Nozze di Figaro, Parsifal, and La Traviata. At Auburn University, Philip performed the roles of Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas), and Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro). He has also performed in the Opera Workshop scenes programs of Carol Vaness and Heidi Grant Murphy as Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto), Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), and Martin (The Tender Land). In addition to opera, Philip enjoys singing concert works and has been featured as a soloist in Handel's Messiah, Franz Joseph Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Charles Wood’s Saint Mark Passion. In the Summer of 2021, Philip participated in the International Performing Arts Institute, where he also performed on a scenes program singing Edgardo and Martin. Philip has been at The Atlanta Opera for their '22-'23 season as a chorister in Madama Butterfly and Don Giovanni. He recently was a guest artist for The University of Alabama Opera Theater, singing Gherardo in Gianni Schicci.

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