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Laury Christie

Emeritus
School of Music

E-mail: lchristie@mozart.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-1607
Office:

School of Music room 313

Resources:

Alexander Technique
USC Voice Program

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Bio

Laury Christie’s musical career bridges the US and European opera theaters and concert halls. To her credit she has hundreds of performances of 35 major opera roles in the soprano repertoire and in concert with such orchestras as the Boston, Chicago, Charleston, South Carolina Philharmonic and Milwaukee Symphonies. She has also performed with the Spoleto Festival USA, Alice Tully Hall, NYC and on Public Radio. During her 24 years at USC, Christie has been an active performing artist and master class teacher regionally, nationally and internationally. Her students have been successful in many major competitions as well as having gone on to professional careers in education and on stage.

She was awarded the highly coveted USC Innovative Teaching and Research Grant to train and be certified in the Alexander Technique. She developed the first courses in the Alexander Technique to be integrated into a Southern University Music Curriculum. In addition, she created the Community Voice Lesson Program, enabling people in the community to study voice with a graduate assistant vocal performance major. A commemorative CD featuring excerpts of the many recitals and concerts during the past 24 years is available through Leslie Wrenn, Development Officer School of Music. All proceeds from the CD fund a vocal scholarship awarded each to a young women majoring in vocal performance and or music education.