DR. Brian Kuhnert

 

Brian Kunhert

Brian Kuhnert is the Director of Opera/Music Theatre and Assistant Professor of Voice, joining the faculty of Wayland Baptist University’s School of Music in the fall of 2010.  He holds a Bachelors of Music in Performance and a Masters of Music in Performance from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX.  Through the course of his studies, Mr. Kuhnert has studied with Mr. Gerald Dolter of Texas Tech University and Dr. Cloyce Kuhnert of West Texas A&M University.  He has also worked with various professional singers and opera directors in masterclasses including the honor of working with the late vocal pedagogue Richard Miller.

Dr. Kuhnert has performed a broad range of operatic roles in both collegiate and professional companies, performing principal roles with Amarillo Opera and Western Plains Opera in addition to his work with the Texas Tech University and West Texas A&M University opera’s productions.  Roles performed include:  “Marullo” and “Count Ceprano” in Rigoletto, “Cousin Betto” in Gianni Schicchi and Michael Ching’s Buoso’s Ghost, “Leporello” in Don Giovanni, “Dr. Lomax” in Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree, “Keçal” in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, “Bartolo” in Il barbiere di Siviglia, “Figaro” in Le nozze di Figaro, “Horace Tabor” in Douglas Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe, “Pooh-Bah” in The Mikado, “Don Alfonso” in Cosí fan tutte, “Sciarrone” in Tosca, “Frank” in Die Fledermaus, “Bob” in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, and “King Melchior” in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Dr. Kuhnert can also been seen each summer in the second largest canyon in the United States, the Palo Duro Canyon, as he performs as the cantankerous, but fiercely resolute, rancher “Uncle Henry” in the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation’s yearly production of the Paul Green musical drama TEXAS.  He has performed the role of Uncle Henry for four years and expects to continue to entertain the thousands of people that travel from around the world to see one of the country’s most attended outdoor shows.

COURSES:

Course

Title

Time

Room

FALL

MUSI 0111

Opera/Musical Theatre

MW 3:10-4:25
F 1:30-4:30

HMC 124

VOIC 1105-4106

Applied Voice

TBA

HMC 102

VOIC 1205-4206

Applied Voice

TBA

HMC 102

SPRING

MUSI 0111

Opera/Musical Theatre

MW 1:45-3:30
F 1:30-4:30

HMC 124

VOIC 1105-4106

Applied Voice

TBA

HMC 102

VOIC 1205-4206

Applied Voice

TBA

HMC 102

 

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday:

10-11am; 1-2pm

Tuesday:

9-10am; 1-2pm; 4-5pm

Wednesday:

Noon-2pm

Thursday:

Noon-2pm

Friday:

n/a

Other Times By Appointment