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Royce in the production of The Magic Flute.

Division of Music

Student Profiles

Royce Brown: Ohatchee, Alabama BA in Music, voice, sophomore

I transferred to MSU from Oklahoma Baptist University in order to continue studying voice with Dr. Mark McQuade, who accepted a position here as General Director for the Western Plains Opera Company, which is based on the MSU campus within the music division. I have had the phenomenal opportunity to work right alongside actual professional performers in the context of an opera production, and have had many performance opportunities in the areas of musical theatre, choral singing, opera, and contemporary music. On top of all this, I am able to continue my voice studies under Dr. McQuade and to attend weekly masterclasses taught by him, as well as monthly masterclasses taught by our other 3 exceptional voice teachers, Dr. Jennifer McQuade, Dr. Kenneth Bowles, and Dr. DeVera Bowles, all of whom have their own invaluable insights into the art of performance and the singing voice.