Eric Laine Named Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice

Posted on June 04, 2024

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College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of tenor Eric Laine as Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice. 

Acknowledged by the San Diego Story for his “vocal allure” and “fiery declamation,” Laine has gained recognition as an innovative artist both on stage and in recital. He has appeared with the Hungarian State Opera, Opera Neo, First Coast Opera, Orchestra of New Spain, American Baroque Opera Co., Opera in the Heights, Red River Lyric Opera, Mercury Chamber Orchestra, Harmonia Stellarum Houston, Symphony of the Hills, Toronto Summer Music, Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, Tyler Civic Chorale, and Moores Opera Center, among others. 

Favorite operatic roles for Laine include Il Podestà (La finta giardiniera), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Vašek (The Bartered Bride), Peter Alfred and Dr. Blind (Die Fledermaus), Le Remendado (Carmen), Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia), Albert (Albert Herring), Quint (The Turn of the Screw), and Henrik (A Little Night Music). On the concert stage, Dr. Laine has been a featured soloist in J. S. Bach’s cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Handel’s Alexander’s Feast and Messiah, Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis, Pergolesi’s Miserere, and Schubert’s Mass No. 2 in G Major.

Dr. Laine received his Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in vocal performance and pedagogy from the University of Houston Moores School of Music. Additionally, he holds a Master of Music (MM) in vocal performance from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Music (BM) in music education from the University of Houston, specializing in both voice and classical saxophone. Dr. Laine is a trained vocologist through the Utah Center for Vocology in Salt Lake City where he studied under Dr. Ingo Titze. 

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