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IN MEMORIAM

ORVILLE H. WHITE

Orville H. White, retired associate professor of music, died on September 22, 1996. He was 70.

Professor White was born on February 8, 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned a bachelor's degree from the Juilliard School of Music in 1952 and a master's degree from the University of Southern California in 1962.

Professor White joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin as a guest assistant professor in 1962. He joined the permanent faculty in 1964. A bass-baritone, he taught voice until his retirement in 1981.

Professor White performed with opera companies in Houston, San Diego, and Shreveport. He sang major roles in 38 operas, including Rocco in Fidelio, Scarpia in Tosca, and Count Di Luna in Il Trovatore. He also produced and directed 19 operas, including Rigoletto, Oedipus Rex, and The Magic Flute.

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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty

Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on May 24, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.