of Houston, Texas, Lynnette Ellen Chambers
joined the voice faculty of Hardin-Simmons University in 1998. She has
performed throughout the United States and Italy. Lynnette made her
professional stage debut in 1995 as Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with Southern Ohio Light Opera.
She is a graduate of The Ohio
State University, receiving her D.M.A. in 1998 and an M.M. in vocal performance
in 1996. She attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she received the
Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1994.
Her operatic/musical theater
performance credits include the roles of Suzuki and Kate Pinkerton in Madama
Butterfly, Flora in La Traviata, Mercedes in Carmen, Dryade in Ariadne Auf Naxos, Dorabella in Cosi
Fan Tutte, Orfeo in Orfeo ed Euridice,
Nancy in Albert Herring, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Prince Orlofsky
in Die Fledermaus, Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, and Tituba in
Robert Ward’s The Crucible.
She has also participated as an
apprentice artist with Lake George Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and toured
with Muddy River Opera’s Educational Outreach performances of Alice in Operaland. She has been a national
semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards and took top
honors in the Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition and the El Paso Opera
Competition. In addition, Chambers won fourth place and received the Dorthy
Kirsten-James Browning Award for “Most Promising Singer” at the National
Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award competition.
Lynnette has been a soloist with
the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Abilene
Philharmonic, the Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the Abilene Collegiate
Orchestra. She is a diverse artist who has been featured in such concerts as
“An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein”, “An American Portrait”, “A Night at
the Opera”, Mahler’s 4th
symphony, From Vienna to Broadway, Mozart’s
Mass in c minor, “100 Years of Broadway”, “ A Tribute to Gilbert and
Sullivan” and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
- Bachelor of Music Education, Baylor University, 1994
- Master of Music, Vocal Performance, The Ohio State University, 1996
- Doctor of Musical Arts, The Ohio State University, 1998
Listen to Performances by Dr. Chambers