Tenor Chris Hendley holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Auburn University, a Master of Music Education from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in Music from the University of Georgia. He has over twenty years of experience as both a voice teacher and vocal/acting coach.
Dr. Hendley is a professional singer/actor with numerous stage credits. He has held leading roles in such operas as Il Campenello, Die Zauberflöte, and Susanna’s Secret, and musical theatre credits include Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde in Jekyll and Hyde, “Bobby Strong” in Urinetown: the Musical; and “Jesus” in Godspell. Recently, he was involved with a production of The Fantasticks in which he directed and held the lead role of “El Gallo.” Dr. Hendley has also been a featured soloist for the Macon Concert Association and the Atlanta Lyric Theatre Summer Spotlight Series, and was a semi-finalist in the 2003 American Traditions Competition, in Savannah, GA.
In addition to his theater credits, Dr. Hendley has recently broken into television and film. He has made several commercials, and was a featured actor in two short films.