Butler University Masterclass (2)

Sun May 26, 2024
11:00 am EDT
Massachusetts Room
High School

General Information

Preparing for Your College Audition

Work on your audition skills with Dr. Worthington. We'll address vocal technique, musicianship, interpretation, and other necessary skills.


Oliver Worthington

Oliver Worthington, baritone, has performed extensively as an opera singer, oratorio soloist and recitalist. He has appeared with regional opera companies like Indianapolis Opera, South Texas Lyric Opera, San Antonio Opera, San Antonio Symphony, Hill Country Lyric, Austin Opera and Lone Star Lyric in diverse roles from Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus to Mamma Agatha in Viva la Mamma and others in more traditional repertoire. He has performed the roles of Raphael and Adam in Haydn’s The Creation with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra in the Hilbert Circle Theater in downtown Indianapolis and recently performed the bass solos in Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Magnificat with the West Virginia Symphony. He is also active as a recitalist, his favorite genre, where he champions the works of living composers often premiering new works. At Butler Dr. Worthington is the Voice Area Coordinator and the Producing Director of Butler Opera Theatre where he works to help students learn the skills necessary to become convincing singing actors. Performing frequently on campus, you can listen to him singing with the Butler Symphony Orchestra, the Butler Wind Ensemble, the Duckwall Artist Series, and even on programs with Butler Ballet. Dr. Worthington maintains a full schedule as an educator and performer and serves as the President of The Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation (www.jensenfoundation.org), a non-profit dedicated to supporting the arts with cash prizes to young opera singers.