Born and reared in Ireland, baritone Conor Angell joined the music faculty of Taylor University in the fall of 2013. Previously, he taught at Houghton College and Wabash College. A versatile vocalist, Angell performs on musical theatre and opera stages, in recording studios, with orchestras, and in recitals.
Angell has performed solo roles in productions such as The Music Man, A Little Night Music, The Sound of Music, Le nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, La bohème, Rigoletto, Susannah, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, Madama Butterfly, La vida breve, Candide, The Gondoliers, Pirates of Penzance, Verdi’s Otello, Don Quichotte, Iolanta, A View from the Bridge, Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Gianni Schicchi with organizations including Opera North, Kentucky Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Greensboro Opera, Brevard Music Center, and Muncie Civic Theatre.
In vocal competitions, he has won awards in the Chicago Oratorio Competition, American Prize in Vocal Performance and Heafner-Williams Vocal Competition, among others. As stage director and music director, his credits include Cosi fan tutte, The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, The Light in the Piazza, She Loves Me, Little Women, Oklahoma!, Gianni Schicchi, Dido and Aeneas, Into the Woods, Annie, Mary Poppins, Working, I Love a Piano, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and more.
His productions have been recognized by awards from the National Opera Association. As a recording session vocalist, he has completed hundreds of contracts with music producers. Active in the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Angell has authored multiple feature-length articles published in The Journal of Singing.
My wife and I met as students at Taylor, and we are thrilled to be part of this unique community again, along with our two sons and daughter. At Taylor, I encounter people who embody faith and grace, seriousness and joy, principles and inquiry.
I enjoy hiking, basketball, soccer, traveling, and spending time with my wife and children.