Director, BW Singers
D.M.A., The University of Michigan
M.M., B.M., The Cleveland Institute of Music
Dr. Weagraff has studied voice with Lorna Haywood and George Vassos and choral conducting under Theo Morrison. Dr. Weagraff's opera credits include roles with The Utah Opera Company, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Cleveland Concert Opera, Michigan Opera Works, The University of Michigan, The University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and the Cleveland Institute of Music as well as numerous performances in musical theater programs. Several of his performances were heard in live broadcast over WCLV (Cleveland) and KBYU (Provo, UT) radio. Equally at home with oratorio repertoire, he has performed as soloist with the internationally renowned University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, the Utah Symphony educational series, Master Singers, Inc., The Western Reserve Chorale, and many others. As a recitalist he has been heard throughout the region including various church, civic, and academic concert series venues. Until July 2008, Dr. Weagraff was the Director of Music Ministries at St. Noel Church in Willoughby Hills, OH. His choirs have performed in Rome and Assisi, Italy including the world-wide broadcast of the 2007 New Year's Day Papal Mass at which His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, was the presider and in concert at San Ignazio Church. They have also been heard throughout the Cleveland area including at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and the regional NPM convention in July 2008. Dr. Weagraff has also become a sought after choral and liturgical clinician. His voice students have been heard on Broadway, network television, national tours, major US and European summer programs, and the finest graduate programs.
In addition to teaching voice, Dr. Weagraff also teaches opera history, vocal literature, French diction, and "The Art of Listening to Music," an introductory-level music appreciation course for non-majors.
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