Dr. Sharon Mabry
Professor of Music, Voice
Bachelor of Music, Florida State University
Master of Music, George Peabody College
Doctor of Musical Arts, George Peabody College
Performance Certificate, Franz-Schubert-Institute in Austria
First receiving national recognition as a featured recitalist in the 1980 National Public Radio Art of Song series, Dr. Sharon Mabry’s sensitive interpretation of traditional and contemporary music has placed her in demand as a recitalist, soloist with symphony orchestras and a master teacher of vocal techniques. A frequent guest artist at numerous national and international music festivals, Mabry has premiered works by more than 30 composers and new works are written continually for her.
Mabry’s recordings – each of which showcases works by contemporary composers or women composers – have received outstanding critical acclaim and airplay on FM radio stations around the world. Released by Capstone, her CD, Music by Women: A Celebration, features works by Lili Boulanger, Rhian Samuel, Elizabeth Vercoe and Mary Howe. Her most recent CDs are Abraham Lincoln Portraits (Naxos) on which she is featured as the mezzo-soprano soloist with members of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra for the Roy Harris chamber work, "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight" and Modern American Art Song on the Albany label contains premiere recordings of songs by Kenton Coe, Brian Peterson, Persis Vehar, and George Mabry.
As an APSU professor, Mabry has received the Richard M. Hawkins Award and Distinguished Professor Award, the University’s highest awards for creativity and teaching, respectively. Between 1985-2009, she wrote a column called "New Directions," a column for the NATS “Journal of Singing” which discusses trends in contemporary music. Her book, “Exploring Twentieth Century Vocal Music,” was published by Oxford University Press. Mabry's latest book, "The Performing Life: A Singer's Guide to Survival" was published by Scarecrow Press in August, 2012.
Phone: (931) 221-7656
Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 318