Corey Trahan

Corey Trahan

Director of the Opera Studio,
Instructor II of Voice
Secrest-Wible Building | 817-257-6630

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DMA, Vocal Performance (minor-Stage Direction), University of North Texas, 2012
MM, Vocal Performance, University of Houston, 2000
BM, Vocal Performance, Louisiana State University 1997

With over 85 roles in his repertoire, Corey Trahan is an active performer, educator and stage director in opera, oratorio, music theatre, operetta and recital venues. Known for his comic timing, versatile voice, and onstage charisma, he is being seen and heard internationally in repertoire ranging from operatic classics to modern musical theatre.

In the fall of 2018, Corey coordinated the 2018 John Alexander National Vocal Competition and presented “The Singing Actor Workshop” at the 2018 Florida Theatre Conference. He was guest vocalist with the Northwestern Florida Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Concert and performed recitals in Vienna, Austria and Atlanta, Georgia. In the Spring of 2019, Corey presented a concert of musical theatre selections at Eastern New Mexico University, performed Gastone in La Traviata with Rapides Symphony Orchestra, Hysterium in Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with the Natchez Festival of Music and joined Des Moines Metro Opera’s 2019 summer season for productions of Bernstein’s Candide and Berg’s Wozzeck.

During the 2017-2018 season, Corey performed Monostatos in The Magic Flute, Emperor Altoum in Turandot, Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, Monsieur D’Arque in Beauty and the Beast and music directed Into the Woods.  Recent projects include guest artist residencies at Texas A & M (Laredo), University of Southern Mississippi and Augustana College as well as directing touring productions of Stars of Tomorrow and the 2017 Christmas Gala for Northwestern State University.

Corey has performed with numerous orchestras including the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Rapides Symphony Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Lake Charles Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Brazos Symphony, Monroe Symphony Orchestra, the Jefferson Performing Arts Society in New Orleans and Houston Masterworks. He has performed annual recital tours since 2002 funded by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Challenge America Grant and the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council where Corey served as Visiting Artist and member of the organization’s resident touring ensembles.

In addition to performing, Corey has experience teaching on the collegiate level. He completed a two-year assignment as the Biedenharn Endowed Chair in Music at the University of Louisiana where he was Director of Opera Workshop, taught private voice, vocal pedagogy and the history of opera. Corey was also Chair of Music Theatre at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand for two years and for four years, an Associate Professor of Theatre/Coordinator of Musical Theatre at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Currently, Corey is a Lecturer in Voice at T.C.U.  and Coordinator of Mississippi Opera’s annual John Alexander National Vocal Competition. Upcoming engagements include presenting at the Florida Theatre Conference, Guest Recitalist and Masterclass Clinician at Meredith College (North Carolina) and Holiday Pops Concert Tour.

Corey’s academic degrees include the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, the Master of Music degree from the University of Houston and the Bachelor of Music degree from Louisiana State University. He has been an apprentice with Lake George Opera, Central City Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Amarillo Opera, Shreveport Opera and the Seagle Music Colony. Corey is a current member of the American Guild of Music Artists, Actor’s Equity Association and National Association of Teachers of Singing.