Professor of Voice
John Mount, Professor of Voice at the University of Hawaii since 1975, is a bass-baritone educated at the University of Colorado, where he studied voice with Berton Coffin. He has been the featured bass soloist for a number of Honolulu Symphony productions including: Handel's Messiah, Verdi's Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. He has also led an active career on the opera stage performing over seventy-five roles with Hawaii Opera Theatre. In addition, Prof. Mount has performed leading roles on the mainland with the San Francisco Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, the Denver Lyric Opera and the Houston Grand Opera. Before joining the U.H. faculty he won first place in the National Opera Auditions and was a national finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions and the San Francisco Opera Auditions. In addition to his activities as member of the voice faculty and soloist, he serves as music director at Kailua United Methodist Church.