Debra Scroggins, mezzo-soprano, has sung extensively throughout the United States and in Europe. She has appeared in concerts with orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra, the Dallas, Kansas City and Mississippi symphony orchestras and many others. Noted conductors for whom she has served as soloist include Sir David Willcocks, Lazlo Heltay of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the late Robert Shaw and Eduardo Mata.
Critics have praised her singing with words such as “... a /b> performance...a powerful instrument...an expressive voice” (Amarillo Sunday News-Globe), “a clear, full-bodied mezzo allied to a lively presentation...a ringing mezzo” and “one of Kansas City's most soulful singers” (Kansas City Star) and the Washington Post declared her one of the “Washington area's finest vocal soloists”.
A frequent recitalist, Ms. Scroggins has appeared in numerous recitals throughout the United States, including the cities of Dallas, Kansas City and New York City. In addition, she gave her Paris, France recital debut in May 2001.
Ms. Scroggins was featured in the world premiere concert and recording of Mark Hayes' Two Flutes Playing with the Heartland Men's Chorus in Kansas City, MO. She also has sung in the world premieres of two works written by Los Angeles composer Steven Gutheinz, Songs of Travel (new settings of five poems by Robert Louis Stevenson for chamber orchestra and mezzo-soprano) and Hope (three settings of poems by Emily Dickinson for mezzo-soprano and piano).
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