Opera News declares, "Marilyn Horne--whose face and song have been the light--in so many places, in so many styles, through so many media, for so many years--may be the most influential singer in American history." The mezzo-soprano's numerous honors and awards include multiple Grammys, a National Medal of the Arts, and induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and as a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by France's Ministry of Culture. From regular engagements with the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera to recordings and recitals highlighting folk and popular music, her career has spanned an impressive variety of genres. Committed to excellence in vocal art, she is the voice program director at Santa Barbara's Music Academy of the West and holds residencies at the University of Oklahoma and Oberlin Conservatory.
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