Roy Edward Delp
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Roy Edward Delp, 70, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Tallahassee, FL. Mr. Delp was born October 14, 1943 in Newark, NJ. He is survived by his wife Maryellen Butin Delp of Tallahassee; son George Edward Delp of Matthews, NC; son and daughter-in-law , Roy Jonathan & Jamie Delaney (Seher) Delp of Millville, NJ; grandchildren Margaret Ruth Delp & Roy Jonathan Delp Jr. of Millville, NJ.
Mr. Delp was the Walter S. James Professor of Voice at The Florida State University until his retirement in the spring of 2010.He had since returned to the voice teaching staff in an adjunct capacity. He had been teaching at The Florida State University since 1976. Previously, he held positions at the University of Wyoming and Augusta College in Georgia. He received his musical education at the Oberlin and New England Conservatories in the United States and at the Akademie Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.He has directed operatic productions, conducted choirs, performed over forty different operatic and musical stage roles, sung in several cantatas and oratorios, and given solo recitals in the United States, eight foreign countries and on the National Public Radio series, "The Art of Song." His voice studio has been represented in major opera companies including the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Bayreuth Festival, the New York City Opera, the English National Opera, and the Bayerische Staatsoper München.
He is a former NATS President and Intern Program Director.He has been an adjudicator and convention speaker for Music Teachers National Association. He has made several on-site visitations to opera companies for the National Endowment for the Arts and has represented the United States and Canada as a delegate to the International Congress of Voice Teachers in Helsinki, Finland.He has often presented master classes at the Voice Foundation Symposia in Philadelphia. Articles he has written have been published by Opera America, the Voice Foundation, and NATS. In 2000 he was the bass soloist at the opening concert for the National MENC Convention at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
A graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 10:30am at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park, with a reception to follow at the Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home on Timberlane Rd.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on June 27, 2014