Poet Bio: Scott Williamson is Artistic Director of Opera Roanoke in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. His poetry has appeared in Atlanta Review and Tupelo Quarterly. He has recently attended workshops and studied with eminent poets Terrance Hayes and Tim Seibles. An internationally recognized tenor, the Times of London called his debut at Shakespeare's Globe, "brilliant." His performances of Mendelssohn and Dallapiccola with the American Symphony Orchestra are available on iTunes. His "Night by Silent Sailing Night: A Performance of John Cage's STEPS: A Composition for a Painting," was acclaimed upon its creation at the Taubman Museum of Art, where he is guest curator in music. Dr. Williamson has served on the faculties of Washington and Lee, Virginia Tech, and Hollins University, and is in demand as a guest artist and presenter. He also serves as Music Director for Roanoke's Temple Emanuel.
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