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Dale L. Duesing


Dale Duesing ’67 began his musical career as a child studying piano in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While at Lawrence he studied vocal performance, before going on to have an international vocal career as one of the world’s leading baritones.

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John T Gates

John T. Gates

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Teacher of Voice

John T Gates, a member of the Lawrence voice faculty since 2005, was a bass soloist in German opera houses and concert halls (Mönchengladbach, Saarbrücken, Kiel, Wuppertal, and others) where he sang some 1000 performances over a period of thirteen years.   His wide-ranging opera reper

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Estelí Gomez, soprano

Estelí Gomez (she/her/hers)

Assistant Professor of Music: Voice

Praised for her "clear, bright voice" (New York Times) and "artistry that belies her young years” (Kansas City Metropolis), soprano Estelí Gomez is quickly gaining recognition as a stylish interpreter of early and contemporary repertoires.

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Janet Planet

Lecturer of Music

Described as a “The voice of the new jazz culture with seemingly limitless expression” by Jazziz Magazine, the spirited and vivacious Janet Planet has been self-produced and managed for the majority of h

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Dr. Cayla Rosché outside in front of rocks in a white floral dress.

Cayla R. Rosche (she/her)

Lecturer of Music

Dr. Cayla Rosché recently completed her tenure as a Fulbright Scholar in Reykjavík teaching phonetics and continuing her research on Icelandic art song at Listaháskoli/Iceland University of the Arts, culminating in a full recital of this repertory.

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