• Tony Deaton
    Tony Deaton,
    Associate Professor of Voice

    B.A., Lee College
    M.M., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Email: tdeaton@leeuniversity.edu

    Tony Deaton made his New York debut at The International Festival of the Arts in the title role of Punch in Harrison Birtwistle’s avant–garde opera, Punch and Judy. He has performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., at Spoleto USA in Charleston, S.C., and with symphony orchestras and opera companies throughout the United States.

    He has worked with such renowned artists as Gian Carlo Menotti, Carlisle Floyd, Robert Ward, Bodo Igesz, and Marni Nixon, among others, and has performed many times on public and commercial radio and television. Deaton created the role of Major William Lewis in the world premiere performance of Rachel, produced by the Knoxville Opera Company, and was chosen by American composer Richard Maltz to premiere his song cycle Seeing With The Heart. As a member of North Carolina’s distinguished Visiting Artist Program, Deaton presented hundreds of recitals, workshops and master classes. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Lee College as a voice student of Jim Burns and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Tennessee, where he studied with Edward Zambara. Deaton has taught on the voice faculties of Appalachian State University and Methodist College. He is currently associate professor of music at Lee University, where he teaches applied voice and vocal literature. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Lee, Deaton continues an active performance schedule through the southeast. He is married to the former Suzy Venable, originally of Knoxville, and is the proud grandfather of grandsons Spencer and Andy.

Music Events Calendar

4/26
Piano Palooza
Begins at 5:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Piano Palooza

A Lee University Piano Studio Recital featuring performances by students and faculty.

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee...

5/01
Faculty Brass Quintet
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Faculty Brass Quintet

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.

Address: 340 Church Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

5/07
Lee University Children's Chorale Concert
Begins at 2:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Lee University Children's Chorale Concert

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

6/11
Lee University International Piano Festival & Competition
Begins at 12:00 AM | Read more

Lee University International Piano Festival & Competition

The Lee University International Piano Festival and Competition is a week-long celebration of the piano, offering rich opportunities for performance and unique experiences for participants to learn...

6/12
Lee University International Piano Festival & Competition
All day | Read more

Lee University International Piano Festival & Competition

The Lee University International Piano Festival and Competition is a week-long celebration of the piano, offering rich opportunities for performance and unique experiences for participants to learn...

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