Lanelle Blanton

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Lanelle Blanton

Academic Area: Voice

Contact

Phone: (940) 898-2500
Email: lblanton@twu.edu 

Degrees

MM from Indiana University
BMEd from West Texas State University

Teaching Experience

  • 2005 – present: Private Voice
  • 1969 – 2005: Applied Voice, Aural Skills, Opera Literature, Song Literature, Choraliers Show Choir Texas Woman’s University
  • 1969-69: Choral Music, Lewisville High School
  • 1967 – 1968: Choral Music, Terre Haute High School
  • 1964 – 1967: Applied Voice, Indiana University

Professional Experience

Soprano Soloist

  • Ft. Worth Symphony
  • Amarillo Symphony
  • Indiana Wind Ensemble
  • Midland Symphony
  • Denton Community Chorus and Orchestra
  • Denton Bach Society
  • Denton Light Opera

Leading Roles with:

  • Central City Opera Company
  • Weldon Talley Theatre
  • Chicago Youth Opera Program

Publications

  • Principles of Pop Singing;  Macmillian 1991
  • Singer’s Edition Volume III Pst. 1997

Research

Music of the Native Peoples of the American Southwest
Lecture-recital performed in Seattle at International meeting of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, University of Pennsylvania, Bucknell University, Texas Christian University, Richland College, Eastfield College, Tarrant County Community Colleges

Compositions Performed

The Birds’ Gifts
One-act opera for children
Texas Woman’s University Opera Theatre;  2003

La Cancion di San Jose
A sacred cantata for adult choir, children’s choir, organ, piano,  soloists, and percussion
Trinity Presbyterian Church; 2011

The Story of Esther
A sacred cantata for adult choir, children’s choir, organ, piano, clarinet, oboe, soloists, and percussion
Trinity Presbyterian Church; 2012

The Morning Star of Wittenberg
A sacred cantata for adult choir, children’s choir, organ, harpsichord, oboe, violin, viola, cello, double bass, soloists, handbells, and percussion
Trinity Presbyterian Church; 2013
Edina Community Lutheran Church, Minnesota 2014

The Promised Land
A sacred cantata for adult choir, children’s choir, organ, piano,  flute and alto flute, soloists, and percussion
Trinity Presbyterian Church; 2014