Music - Voice
345 Music Building
Soprano Carla LeFevre earned the DMA and MM in voice performance/pedagogy from the University of Iowa and the BME in voice and horn from Central Missouri State University. Dr. LeFevre has served for over twenty years as voice professor at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and was the primary voice teacher for the National Opera Company for its two final seasons. In addition to her work at the university, she serves as teacher and coach to many emerging artists.
Students of Dr. LeFevre's have distinguished themselves as winners in state and regional Metropolitan Opera auditions and various national competitions. They have participated in dozens of young artist programs, including the opera companies of San Francisco, Glimmerglass, Pittsburgh, Chautauqua, Central City, Des Moines, Baltimore, Opera North, Fort Worth, and Connecticut, and training programs such as International Academy of Vocal Arts (Tel Aviv), Brevard Music Center, and Seagle Music Colony.
Dr. LeFevre is a versatile singer with over fifty oratorio performances ranging from the Bach passions to the Verdi Requiem, and leading opera roles that include Poppea in Handel's Agrippina and the Governess in Britten's Turn of the Screw. Her strength as a musician is notably demonstrated in her performances of contemporary music--most recently, Schönberg's highly challenging Pierrot Lunaire. She is also known for her ability to engage audiences by adapting her vocal style to the Broadway genre. Dr. LeFevre has been heard in recital at various universities and concert series throughout the United States, and was selected as national winner of the Gertrude Fogelson Cultural and Creative Arts Vocal Competition. She was also one of two national finalists in the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Competition and a finalist in the National Opera Association Vocal Competition.
Dr. LeFevre's area of research is centered on voice injuries/disorders and the methodology associated with appropriate therapeutic rehabilitation. As a result of this area of specialization, Dr. LeFevre has worked with numerous injured singers throughout the therapeutic process, and has assisted in their successful rehabilitations.