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Teresa A. Moore-Mitchell

Instructor of Music (Voice-classical)


Moore-Mitchell has served as an adjunct instructor at Pfeiffer University, Winston Salem State University, Davidson County Community College and Assistant Professor of Voice at Livingstone College. While pursuing her music degrees, she established herself as a successful Christian Classical Concert Artist.  Her varied repertoire includes contemporary art songs, operatic arias and Negro spirituals. Starting her solo concert career while still in high school, she has performed solo concerts/performances for over 29 years throughout the United States, Greece, the Greek Islands, Germany, France, Austria and Italy. One of her most notable international performances includes a solo concert for the United States Camp Darby Base in Pisa, Italy. This concert was aired on AFN Military television for members of our courageous military leaders and their families.

Moore-Mitchell has enjoyed considerable success performing with the University of North Carolina Opera program, Opera Carolina, African American Children’s Theater, the Salisbury Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, Charlotte Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, New England Philharmonic, and Opera Aegean Tour. As an Opera Aegean Touring Artist, Mrs. Moore-Mitchell completed an opera tour of Athens, Greece and the Greek Islands of Paros, Andros, Patros, Samos, Cyros and Mykonos. She has studied with the following professional voice teachers/coaches: Mary Anderson, Dr. Marilyn Weinand, Dr. Nancy Walker, Peter Tiboris (Mid America Productions), Carol Castel, Nicholas Divirgilio, Carroll Freeman, Richard Aslanian, Carla LeFevre, Benton Hess, Katarina Souvorov, Craig Estep and the late Talmadge Fauntleroy (Studio Lirico). In addition, she has received vocal instruction from international opera stars Martina Arroyo and Grace Bumbry. Her roles under their leadership include Ariadne, Marschallin, Serena and Suor Angelica.

Moore-Mitchell has performed three times on the grand stage of Carnegie Hall in New York. Her first performance was the Brahms Requiem with the Pfeiffer University Concert Choir (1989). She performed the soprano role in Anton Dvorak’s “Te Deum” with the New York Philharmonic (2001) and several solo selections with the Livingstone College Concert Choir (2010). Her Lincoln Center debut performance premiered the Greek Oratorio “Alexander The Great” with the composer, Nikos Astrinidis.  

Theatrical performances include performing for Dr. Maya Angelou’s opening of “And Still I Rise” and the role of “Marian Anderson” for the Mahalia: Queen of Gospel show during the National Black Theatre Festival. This production was under the founder/director, Larry Leon Hamlin. She continues to work with Broadway Choreographer and Music Directors, Mabel Robinson (NBTF; Original Choreographer for the Wiz with Michael Jackson/Diana Ross) and Chapman Roberts. 

Moore-Mitchell’s career has welcomed many awards and performance opportunities beyond the educational process: Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award; Winner of the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition; AKA Sorority Woman of Distinction Award for the Arts; Keys to the cities of Kannapolis and Concord, NC; Community Action Soloist on US Capitol Hill (Washington, DC); Radio Commercials for 102 JAMZ “Piedmont Doctor”; Television commercials for Mary K. Kelly, Inc.; The Connie McGill Show.

She is currently a member of the Salisbury Symphony Board of Directors. She has served as a Board Member of the Pfeiffer University Board of Directors and the Catawba College Friends of the Library Board of Directors.