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Northern State University
Michael Skyles
Mr. Michael Skyles
Applied Voice, Opera, Musical Theater
 
B.M.E. University of Illinois
M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music
D.M.A. North Dakota (currently)
 
Office: Spafford Hall 301A
Phone: 605-626-7754
Fax: 605-626-2263
 
Tenor Michael Skyles has joined the music faculty at NSU.  Mr. Skyles received a BS in music education from the University of Illinois in 1992.  His masters of music was obtained at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1996.  Currently, he is pursuing a DMA in performance at North Dakota State University. 
 
Born and raised in the Chicago area, he previously maintained a private voice studio and taught voice at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.  He performed with a number of opera companies across the United States including Lyric Opera Cleveland, Natchez Opera in Mississippi, Florida State Opera, and Brevard Opera in North Carolina.  In recent engagements, Mr. Skyles has performed the roles of Spoletta in Fargo Moorhead Opera’s production of Tosca, Mr. Erlanson in Muddy River Opera’s production of A Little Night Music, Ferrando in CandleOpera’s production of Cosi fan tutte, Rodolfo in N.O.V.A.’s production of La bohème, Arturo in Bowen Park Opera’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor, and Larry/Matt in Face on the Barroom Floor with Fargo Moorhead Opera.
 
Mr. Skyle's concert performances have included the Schütz Musikalische Exequien with Early Music Chicago, Bach’s Magnificat with Urban Baroque in Chicago, Handel’s Messiah, Schubert’s Mass in G, and other varied concert works around the country.  He has also performed as a professional member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Grant Park Symphony Chorus.  Upcoming engagements include Le Remendado in Carmen with Fargo Moorhead Opera.