Michael Shane Hurst - Music Faculty

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Michael Shane Hurst (mshanehurst@gmail.com)

Shane Hurst has enjoyed a full and diverse career in performance, academia, and ministry.  His most recent concert appearance was at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., singing the tenor solo in Great Noise Ensemble's professional American premiere of renowned Dutch composer Louis Andriessen's De Materie.  He has also been involved in over one hundred stage productions over the past two decades, including several world and regional premieres.  His work as actor, director, and music director have received ciritical acclaim, and his range extends from opera and musical theater to plays, revues, staged readings, and film.

Dr. Hurst received a B.M. in Composition and Voice from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied under Samuel Adler, Warren Benson, and Joseph Schwanter. He holds a M.M. in Vocal Performance and Composition from Southern Methodist University where he studied voice with Virginia Dupuy and composition with Simon Sargon. He holds a D.M.A. in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas in Denton, where Ed Baird and Jeff Snider were his mentors.

While at Dallas Baptist University, Dr. Hurst has taught private voice, musicianship, counterpoint, music history, private composition, opera workshop, and introduction to fine arts.  He has also taught at Cedar Valley College and Collin County College, covering classical voice, musicianship, and music appreciation. Through Cedar Valley's partnership with Cedar Hill Collegiate High School, he has also been responsible for music appreciation and class voice.

A licensed clergyman, Dr. Hurst has also been an active leader at Chapel in the Woods Bible Church. He currently serves as elder and music minister, and he teaches and preaches on a regular basis.


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