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.
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.