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Dr. Ricky Little

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Dr. Ricky Little, Associate Professor, Voice
Program/Dept: Music, Theatre and Dance
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: DMA, The Ohio State University
Contact Info:
Baird Music Hall 201
r.little@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606.783.2492

Bio

Dr. Ricky Little is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He attended Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama where he earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.  As a University Fellow at The Ohio State University, Dr. Little earned the Master of Arts Degree in Vocal Pedagogy and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance.  During this time he also completed studies in opera performance at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Dr. Little has been engaged in hundreds of creative productions in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. He has given more than one hundred international performances on four continents, which include eighteen countries and over twenty-five major cities. To date he has participated in twenty major professional tours, encompassing over twenty international music festivals.  He has performed in some of the most prestigious music halls in the world, and before royalty and heads of states, including former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

His work has been reviewed in national and international newspapers, and has been aired over the ABC, TBN, KET and BET television networks. Performances given by Dr Little on the international stage have been broadcast over radio and television in Italy, Spain, East Germany, Great Britain, Brazil and other countries in South America. He can be seen in the films “Impresario”, and “The Spirituals”, and can be heard on four CD recordings.  Dr. Little has also been recognized by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame for his work as conductor with the Aeolians of Oakwood College. In 2003, the Aeolians were given a bronze star in the Hall of Fame.

Currently Dr. Little holds the position of Associate Professor of Voice at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, and is assistant conductor of The American Spiritual Ensemble.

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Theatre Major, Covington, KY"Morehead State University is a place where you can feel free to embrace who you are and enhance the talents you have been given. MSU is a place that is safe, yet will challenge you and make you the best you can be. I feel that, just in my short time here, I have grown immensely and can't wait to see how much I continue to grow in my remaining years in my home away from home."

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