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Exine Bailey, Professor Emerita

Exine Bailey

UO School of Music and
Dance named the Exine & Arthur Bailey Lounge in
her honor and her
husband's memory in 2009.

Exine Anderson Bailey is professor emerita of voice and voice pedagogy, teaching at the University of Oregon 1951-1986.

Bailey received the B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota, and the M.A. degree and Professional Diploma from Columbia University.

While a resident of New York City, Bailey sang extensively on radio. Her performances included solo work with Arturo Toscanini, Frank Black, Peter Wilhousky, Howard Barlow, Lyn Murray, and the NBC and CBS symphonies. She was also soloist for several large churches and temples and sang throughout the East Coast in oratorio and concert.

Bailey was a winner of the New York Singing Teachers' Young Artist Award, which resulted in a recital at New York's City Center. A Metropolitan Opera Scholarship gave her the opportunity to train and perform with the Opera. As a student of Julia Drobner, one of the leading teachers of the New York Metropolitan Opera Association, Bailey has continued to return to that area for further study and occasional guest solo performances.

Since her arrival at the University of Oregon, she has sung initial performances of contemporary works and performed throughout the Northwest and the West Coast as a guest soloist.

Bailey is active in professional organizations, holding national offices in the Music Teachers National Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Kappa Delta Pi, and Sigma Alpha Iota. She travels extensively throughout the country as an adjudicator and conductor of masterclasses in voice.

Short biographies of Bailey appear in Who's Who in the West, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in American Music, Who's Who in America, International Who's Who in Music, The World Who's Who of Women, Men and Women of Distinction, and The International Book of Honor.


(deceased May  3, 2012)
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