Terry Kelly

Voice 138
Center for Fine Arts


Dr. Terence Kelly received his undergraduate and master's training in music from Eastern Illinois University. After apprenticing with the Des Moines Metro Opera he was awarded a Rotary Graduate Fellowship for study with Anton Dermota of the Vienna State Opera. A prize winner at the Franz Schubert Institute for German Lieder, Dr. Kelly has coached with Elly Ameling, Jörg Demus, Hans Hotter, Gérard Souzay, and numerous other professional artists. He has been featured on Austrian National Radio, RKO radio in the USA, and Allegro con brio in Rome. He has performed extensively in the Washington D.C. area with the Wolf Trap Chamber Singers, Opera Casalinga, Opera Shop, Interact, and Washington Pro Musica and has appeared at the National Cathedral, the National Theatre, and the Smithsonian.

Dr. Kelly is a frequent oratorio soloist whose diverse repertoire includes works by Schütz, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Honneger, and Britten. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1988 from the University of Maryland, where he studied with James McDonald, George Shirley, and Phyllis Bryn-Julson, and in 1989 was a national semi-finalist in the NATS Artist Auditions. From 1988 to 1990 he was a regular lecturer for the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program. In the summer of 1995 and again in 2000, he was a principal tenor at the Operafestival di Roma.

Dr. Kelly is also the author of Proscore, a shareware computer scoring package available for download on the internet, and has published a number of articles in the Journal of Singing.