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Brad Fugate


Ph.D. in Musicology (Double Concentration in Historical Musicology and Ethnomusicology), Boston University
D.M.A. in Voice Performance, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.M. in Choral Conducting, University of Cincinnati College–Conservatory of Music
B.M. in Music Education, Furman University


I have taught singing and general music studies for more than a decade in both the U.S. and Japan, at such schools as Brown University, South Shore Conservatory (Hingham, Mass.), Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts (Natick, Mass.), UNC-Greensboro, and Catawba College. In addition to teaching, I sing all types of music professionally, including (but not limited to) opera, art song, musical theater, Medieval/Renaissance, countertenor, gospel, pop, punk rock, and Latin fusion. 

I recently completed a Ph.D. in musicology from Boston University with a double concentration in historical musicology and ethnomusicology and regularly present academic papers with specializations in anthropologies of the material singing voice and the music of Japan. My most recent paper, "Voices Fit for Queens: Gender, Identity, Voice, and the Drag Queen," was selected for presentation at the 2015 national convention of the American Musicological Society, and my most recent dissertation, "The Contemporary Countertenor in Context: Vocal Production, Gender, and Reception," has been accepted for publication by UMI.

In addition to teaching singing at Davidson College, I facilitate online graduate courses in musicology at Boston University and sing professionally in the Charlotte area.