DIY MESSIAH Las Vegas
Dr. William McCullough
Currently, Bill is pursuing a doctor of musical arts at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV, where he currently resides with his beautiful and loving wife, Monica. A member of Dr. Anderson’s studio, Bill is a sought after soloist and collaborator. He has been heard in the Heldentenor role of Bacchus in UNLV Opera Theatre’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos and as the tenor soloist in the UNLV Concert Singers performance of Mozart’s Requiem. Other performances have included engagements with Voccalis, a local soloist/ensemble group that focuses on spirituals and solo work with the UNLV Wind Orchestra.
In 2008, Bill began his master of music studies at the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with the internationally renowned bass-baritone, John Shirley-Quirk. While at Peabody, Bill was heard as Sigmund Freud in Melissa Schiflett's Dora at the Theatre Project in Baltimore and in the dual role of Anton and Pluto in Gluck's L'ivrogne Corrigé. He also collaborated as the tenor soloist in the first complete performance of Erik Spangler’s multi-ensemble work Mandela of the Four Directions.
Bill began attending Westminster College as a Jerb Miller Scholar in 2004. He won Westminster's first Concerto and Aria competition his freshman year. His stage performances during his three years of Opera Westminster included the roles of Zuniga in Carmen, Gabriel von Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, and Barinkay in Der Zigeunerbaron; he also performed the role of Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Westminster’s 2006 fall musical production of Guys and Dolls.
William "Bill" McCullough is an emerging artist with an expressive, clarion sound. A native of DuBois, PA, Bill has been singing since before he could talk. His parents' singing of lullabies as a baby and the strong congregational atmosphere of his local church in his early years created an ideal and encouraging atmosphere for Bill to express himself as a performer. By the fourth grade, Bill was already performing in the high school musicals and performing regularly as a church soloist.