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Mac Morgan

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Bass-baritone Mac Morgan (1917–2007), who taught at NEC in the 1960s, died June 12, 2007, in Carrollton, Ga.

Morgan was well known among classical singers of his day due to his extensive involvement in broadcasting. He was a regular on NBC Radio's "Highways in Melody," and an early performer in televised opera, including NBC Opera Company's 1958 telecast of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte in a cast that also included Phyllis Curtin. It was at about this time that Morgan began teaching at NEC, at a time when Boris Goldovsky was still connected with the opera program. In addition to New York City Opera, Morgan sang with Goldovsky Opera Theater and with Sarah Caldwell's Opera Company of Boston.

Morgan left NEC in the mid-1960s and went on to chair the voice department at Boston University. From 1982 he taught at Emory University in Georgia.