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Dr. Roberto Mancusi to present 2016 Phi Kappa Phi Muriel Tomlinson Memorial Lecture Feb. 9


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MARTIN, Tenn. – Dr. Roberto Mancusi, associate professor of music at the University of Tennessee at Martin, will present the university’s annual Phi Kappa Phi Muriel Tomlinson Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m., Feb. 9, in the Boling University Center’s Watkins Auditorium. His presentation is titled “Big Things Come in Small Packages: The Dynamic Use of Your Voice.”

Mancusi has performed in more than 20 operas and musicals, ranging from “Falstaff” to “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.” He has also been heard as a bass soloist on concert stages across the country, performing works such as Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9,” Handel’s “Messiah” and Mendelssohn’s “Elijah.” Mancusi made his international concert debut at London’s prestigious St. Martin-in-the-Fields church.

In addition to his performance repertoire, Mancusi is also an accomplished clinician, adjudicator and author. He has taught master classes for singers of all levels and served as an adjudicator for district and regional auditions for the National Association of Teachers of Singing. His first textbook, “Voice for Non-majors,” was published in 2008 by Pearson/Prentice Hall and is in use around the world.

The Muriel Tomlinson lecture is presented each spring semester in honor of Dr. Muriel Tomlinson, a UT Martin faculty member and chair of the Department of Modern and Foreign Languages from 1959-76. Tomlinson created the campus language laboratory and was a supporter of the ideals of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Mancusi at 731-881-7405 or by email at


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