Vincent, Lawrence P. (approximately 1949-)
- Existence: approximately 1949-
Lawrence P. Vincent (approx. 1949-) is a seasoned operatic tenor, and former professor of music and Director of Opera in the Brigham Young University School of Music.
Lawrence P. Vincent was born approximately 1949 and served a mission in the Netherlands. He then attended college at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. On September 10, 1971, Lawrence P Vincent and Jean Prows were married in Los Angeles City, California, and since have together had 3 sons: Todd, Ethan, and Zachary. After Lawrence graduated from BYU with a bachelor's degree in music in 1973, the Vincent family moved to Overton, Nevada to pursue a master’s degree in vocal performance at Northern Arizona University. Lawrence Vincent moved his family to Ann Arbor, Michigan where John McCollum agreed to accept him as a private student and, after 3 years of study, received his doctorate in performance from University of Michigan.
Lawrence began his career with the Goldovsky Opera Company in New York City. Vincent landed a job in Trier, Germany, and 3 years later he was offered a primary position in the Vienna Volksoper. Over his 15 years of professional singing, Lawrence preformed in major theaters in Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, Australia, Israel, Africa, Scandinavia, and the United States, and was awarded Austrian Citizenship for his "extraordinary contribution to the arts" in 1994.
Lawrence Vincent returned to the United States and in 1997 began as a music professor at Brigham Young University. He retired on June 17, 2017 after many years of being Director of Opera in the Brigham Young University School of Music.
Citation:Library of Congress, via WWW, Jan. 29, 2018 (Lawrence P. Vincent; Professor of Music and Director of Opera in the Brigham Young Univ. School of Music)
College of Fine Arts and Communications, via WWW, Jan. 29, 2018 (Lawrence P. Vincent; tenor; graduated with a bachelor's degree in music from Brigham Young University in 1973; met at BYU and married his best friend and singing partner Jean Prows Vincent; three sons: Todd, Ethan, and Zachary; in Trier, Germany and Vienna, Austria where Lawrence was under contract as a principal operatic tenor; 1994 the couple was awarded Austrian Citizenship for Lawrence's "extraordinary contribution to the arts"; head of the Opera Division in the School of Music)
BYU Speeches, via WWW, Jan. 29, 2018 (graduating from BYU, Vincent went to Overton, Nevada, as a music teacher; completing my master’s degree at Northern Arizona University in 1977; Vincent's voice teacher and mentor, Edgar Stone, encouraged a opera career; moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to John McCollum, a professor at the University of Michigan who agreed to accept him as a private student; Three years later, after completing his doctorate, sang in New York City with the Goldovsky Opera Company; New York City necessitated long weeks away from his family; landed job in Trier, Germany; Vienna Volksoper after 3 years in Trier)
Daily Universe, via WWW, Jan. 29, 2018 (taught at BYU since 1997; 17 years in America, Germany and Vienna, Austria; “The Barber of Seville” was the first professional opera Vincent performed in and is now his last opera to direct before he retires June 17, 3017)
California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985, via WWW, Jan. 29, 2018 (Lawrence P Vincent and Jean Prows, he was 22 she was 23; Sep. 10, 1971 in Los Angeles City, California, USA)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
School of Music opera photographs, 1998-2010
School of Music opera promotional posters, 1974-2017
Contains promotional posters for the Brigham Young University School of Music student operatic productions from 1974-2017. Posters range in size and information provided.
School of Music opera workshop portfolios, 2001-2016
Contains nine binders of operatic portfolios from students who took Music 316R, titled Opera Workshop, from Lawrence Vincent at Brigham Young University. These binders include portfolios from each fall semester class from 2001 to 2016. These portfolios highlight the operatic skills and accomplishments of each student who were a part of Vincent’s class.
School of Music records on opera
Contains promotional posters for student produced operas at Brigham Young University, portfolios from Brigham Young University students who took the class titled "Opera Workshop," and photographs related to the opera program at the BYU School of Music. Materials record the operatic history of BYU's students from 1974 to 2017.
- Archival Object 3
- Collection 1
- Opera 3
- Posters 2
- Reports 2
- College students -- Utah -- Provo -- Photographs 1
- College theater -- Utah -- Provo 1