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Agnes Fuller

  • Agnes Fuller
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Department of Music
  • 240 Diehn Center
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4071
  • afuller@odu.edu
  • Agnes Fuller Mobley-Wynne is a Senior Lecturer in Voice at Old Dominion University where she has been a full-time member of the music faculty since 1991. She has also been on the voice faculties of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Community Music School, Christopher Newport University and the Governor’s School for the Arts. She maintains a studio for private vocal instruction. She has performed as soprano soloist with Schola Cantorum, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Cantata Chorus, Norfolk Chamber Consort, Virginia Opera, TodiMusicFest and the Continental Army Band. Performances abroad include: - soloist with the Innsbruck International Choral Festival in Austria - solo recitalist in Gmunden during its summer music program - soloist at Great St. Mary’s Church in Cambridge and at Guilford and Salisbury Cathedrals, UK. - guest recitalist in the fall of 2010, Auvillar, France, presenting the song cycle Ventriloquist Acts of God, written for her by Adolphus Hailstork for the VCCA International Artists Symposium by invitation of the poet, Ellen Wise. Ms. Mobley-Wynne’s undergraduate degree in music was awarded magna cum laude from the University of Richmond, Virginia. She received her Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Maryland in College Park. She was awarded two Citation Medallions and a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Civilian Service from the U.S. Continental Army for her contributions to several concerts and two recordings with the Continental Army Band. She is a current member and former board member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Cantabile, and Schola Cantorum of Virginia. She has served on the Boards of Norfolk Chamber Consort and the Cantata Chorus. Her singing students have been State and Regional winners of the annual National Teachers of Singing Student Competitions, the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition and have been chosen by audition to participate in summer programs at Seagle Music Colony in New York, Opera Festiva di Roma and the Amalfi Festival in Italy and Opera Academy of California. Ms. Mobley-Wynne continues her performing career as an active soloist and recitalist and begins her fourth season this fall, 2013, as Artistic Director of Schola Cantorum. Schola’s mission includes vocal instruction for its members as well as education for the public. Schola Cantorum sustains membership in Chorus America. Performances include collaborations with the Tidewater Guitar Orchestra and Old Dominion University’s Percussion Ensemble, classical guitarist Anibal Acosta, Virginia Children’s Chorus and First Presbyterian Church, Hampton, VA. Upcoming collaborations for the 2013-2014 season include Leagheas Celtic Instrumental Ensemble and Eastern Virginia Brass Ensemble. In the summer of 2011 Schola released its first live CD: Union and Liberty, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States. Teaching responsibilities at Old Dominion University include foreign language diction, vocal technique and repertoire. She also serves the university as Chief Departmental Advisor for the music department, as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the College of Arts and Letters, and as faculty advisor for the newly reinstated music sorority Sigma Alpha Iota, Gamma Zeta Chapter. When called upon she also serves as a panelist for the Student Conduct Committee and as soloist for ODU’s Spring and Fall Commencement Exercises. In the fall of 2012 Ms. Mobley-Wynne was appointed Choir Director at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. Under her direction Eastern Shore Chapel has presented Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and Gabriel Fauré’s ‘Requiem‘ with a chamber orchestra of musicians from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. She was an Alli Awards nominee for 2012 (Hampton Roads Cultural Alliance). In May of 2013 she was awarded the Joel S. Lewis Faculty Award for Excellence in Student Mentoring in the College of Arts and Letters.
  • Education

    University of Maryland, 1978
    Major: Music
    Degree: M.M.
    Westhampton College of the University of Richmond, 1973
    Major: Music
    Degree: B.A.
  • Expertise

    Music
    Voice
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service as vocal soloist with the Continental Army Band, Department of the Army
  • Former Winner, Graduate Women, National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Two Citation Medallions, Army Transportation