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Brittany Benningfield

Lecturer

Dr. Brittany Benningfield, of Hodgenville, Kentucky, is a lyric soprano and Lecturer of Voice at Southern Illinois University. She received her undergraduate degree in Music Education from Campbellsville University, the Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Kentucky in the ...read full profile >>


David Dillard

Voice Area Coordinator, Associate Prof. in Voice Baritone

David Dillard

Old Baptist Foundation, Room 111
618/453-5823
ddillard@siu.edu

Baritone, David Dillard has sung operatic roles with companies such as The Austin Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Lake George Opera Festival, DiCapo Opera Theater, Union Avenue Opera Theater, San Diego Opera Ensemble, and the Tanglewood Music Center. While at FGO, he appeared with world renowned ...read full profile >>


Timothy Fink

Professor

Timothy Fink

Altgeld Room 208 
tjfink@siu.edu

Tim Fink serves as head of the opera and music theater area in the School of Music. He has also served for 10 years as Artistic/Co-General Director of the McLeod Summer Playhouse, the professional summer stock hosted by SIUC. Tim's teaching duties include Lyric Theater Ensemble, Musical Theater History, ...read full profile >>


Arlene Transue

Lecturer

Arlene Transue

Altgeld 207

atransue@siu.edu

618-453-5801

Arlene Transue spent four seasons with the Ohio Light Opera appearing as the title role in Rose Marie, Fiorella in The Brigands, Rose Maybud in Ruddigore, Caslida in The Gondoliers, Arsena in The Gypsy Baron, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, ...read full profile >>


Joseph Welch

Instructor

Joseph Welch

After earning his Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano and Vocal Coaching at the University of Minnesota, Joe returned to his hometown and began collecting work.  As an adjunct instructor at McKendree University, Blackburn College, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he teaches ...read full profile >>