MM Voice, Spring 2013
DMA Voice, Spring 2015
Praised in Opera News for his "rich, authoritative" voice, bass-baritone Keith Colclough is equally at home as a performer and educator. He maintains an active performing career and has been a soloist with a number of arts organizations, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Opera Santa Barbara, Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, Pacific Opera Project, LACMA Sundays Live, Salastina Society, and the Santa Barbara Choral Society. Dr. Colclough has been a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, Music Academy of the West, the Aspen Opera Center, and Songfest. He was a studio artist at Opera Santa Barbara and a member of their improvisation-based outreach program, Opera Lab, improvising operas at elementary schools throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura County. Past roles include Colline in La Bohème, Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Publio in La Clemenza di Tito, and Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Significant concert-works include bass solos in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, and Jesus in Bach’s St. John Passion. A former Fulbright Scholar to Germany, Dr. Colclough now serves on the voice faculty and directs the Flora Thornton Opera Program at Pepperdine University. He has also taught at AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles.