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EDUCATION: Bachelor of Music, Utah State Univ. l972
(Music Education, GPA 3.9)

Master of Music with Distinction, Indiana University. l974
(Vocal Performance, GPA 3.9)

Doctor of Music with Distinction, Ind. Univ. l976
(Music History & Lit./Vocal Pedagogy GPA 4.0)
OPERA: Over 600 performances of over 50 major roles in 65 productions, including several World and American Premieres. (See attached list of roles)
  Has sung with 28 companies including: Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, Opera Co. of Philadelphia, Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center, Santa Fe Opera, San Diego Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis
ORATORIO: Over 50 performances with major U.S. Orchestras, including:
Houston Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Utah Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Dallas Symphony (See attached list of works)
MUSICALS: Over 200 performances of 24 roles in the standard THEATRE: repertoire including: Carousel, West Side Story, Stop the World, Paint Your Wagon, Man of La Mancha, Oliver! Merry Widow, 1776, She Loves Me
RECITALS: In demand as a recitalist throughout the U.S., Europe and the Soviet Union, performing in such halls as: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles Music Center, Houston Grand Opera, Chicago Symphony Hall, Boston Jordan Hall, Notre Dame (Paris), Vatican (Rome), Royal Albert Hall (London), White House.
Samson et Dalila - San Francisco Opera Association (International Broadcast), Paradise Lost - Chicago Lyric Opera (International Broadcast), Albert Herring - Kentucky Opera, Dido and Aeneas and Trial by Jury - Kentucky Opera, Beethoven Mass in C - Milwaukee Symphony.
RADIO: Over 20 National Opera Broadcasts on PBS, with BROADCASTS: companies to include: San Francisco, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Pennsylvania Opera Theater, Kentucky Opera; Britten "Serenade for Tenor and Horn" - St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mozart's "Don Giovanni", Utah Opera and Arizona Opera
"Live from the Kennedy Center - Michael Ballam in Recital", National Public Radio.
"ON STAGE with Michael Ballam", National Public Radio
Utah State Univ.: Teaching assistantship l970-72
Indiana Univ.: Associate Instructorship l972-74
Artist in Residence l976-77
Univ. of Utah: Master Teacher & Lecturer l976-77
Stanford Univ.: Guest Lecturer
Yale Univ.: Guest Lecturer
Ricks College: Guest Lecturer
Music Academy of the West: Artist in Residence 1978-79
Universal Academy for Music: Faculty Advisor 1972-74
Utah State Univ: Professor 1987-Present
Voice: 18 years
Piano: 6 years
Opera Coaching: 13 years
Utah Secondary Teaching Certificate 1972
Student Teaching - Bear River High School 1972
Elementary: Volunteer teaching of Music Appreciation, Assemblies, Demonstrations, Secondary: Lectures, Assemblies, Opera Spotlight Programs nation-wide, Master Teaching in various High Schools for the Performing Arts (televised Houston, 1982)
PUBLICATIONS: Music History in Europe, commissioned by Universal Academy for Music, Princeton.
The Life of Johann Michael Haydn, Ind. Univ. Press
Building a Musical First Aid Kit, Phoenix
David Played on His Harp, Phoenix
For I Was an Hungered, Phoenix
Give Me This Mountain, Phoenix
Loving, Phoenix
Music and the Mind, Phoenix
Music the Divine Art, Phoenix
Searching for the Star of Bethlehem, Phoenix
This is My Country, Phoenix
The Many Faces of Love, Phoenix
User-Friendly Classics - Baroque, Phoenix
User-Friendly Classics - Classical, Phoenix
User-Friendly Classics - Romantic, Phoenix
User-Friendly Classics - 20th Century, Phoenix
User-Friendly Classics - Opera, Phoenix
Irving Berlin - American Legacy, Phoenix
The Healing Wings of Music, Phoenix, 1991
Music's Great Power, Deseret News, Aug 10, 1991
Hear Ye Israel - Volume I, Phoenix, 1996 ISBN 1-57734-011-9
Hear Ye Israel - Volume II, Phoenix, 1996 ISBA 1-57734-012-6
I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked - Volume I, Phoenix, 1996
I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked - Volume II, Phoenix, 1996 ISBN 1-57734-013-3 & ISBN 1-57734-013-4
Keeping Christmas - Stories from the Heart, Deseret Book Company, 1996 SBN 1-57345-198-3
Broadway Legacy Vol I, II III, IV, Phoenix, 1995
RECORDINGS: Love is a Many Splendored Thing
Michael Ballam Christmas Album, Phoenix, 1991
Candlelight Christmas, Phoenix, 1992
Beloved Arias, Phoenix
The Work and the Glory, Bookcraft
Religious Favorites, Covenant
Beloved Songs of Faith, Covenant
Oh, That I Were an Angel, Covenant
Ballam on Broadway, Phoenix
FILM: Starring Role of Michael Chambers in Clubhouse Detectives, international release, HBO, Silver Screen Productions, 1996
Apostle Paul in The Chosen Vessel, BYU Film Studios 1993
VIDEO: Developing Divine Power, Phoenix, 1991
Backstage with Michael Ballam, Firefly
A Walk Through the Holy Land, Firefly
The Majesty of Music, Phoenix
Manager and Director of semi-annual New York Fine Arts Tours l983-87
EXPERIENCE: Founder, Professional Performing Workshops l983-86
Director, Performance Symposium, N.Y.C., N.Y. l985
Representative, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on Presidential Funding Committee for the Arts, Washington D.C., l984
Artistic Director, Capitol Theatre, Logan Utah
LECTURER: Barcelona, Athens, Venice, Malta, and the Soviet Union, New York, San Francisco, etc. Stanford Univ, Yale Univ, Ricks College, BYU, Univ. of Utah.
FOUNDER: Founder and General Director: Utah Festival Opera Company, employing 180 and operating annual budgets above 3 million dollars
HONORS: Congressional appointed artistic representative of State of Utah, presented in Recital, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, April 1996
Heritage Arts Foundation
Utah Festival Opera Company
Utah High School for the Performing Arts
Children of Israel Foundation
Capitol Arts Alliance
Utah Arts Council Music Advisory Panel (Former)

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