C. Lynn Wickham

Lynn Wickham, noted singer, vocal teacher and choral director, maintains a private voice studio in San Francisco. Throughout his career his voice students have won top honors in regional and national vocal competitions and festivals. A number of his students have become nationally and internationally known singers, and many are successful teachers at all levels. His present roster of students includes numerous professional singers.

Wickham graduated from Union College in 1957 with a degree in music education. He subsequently earned an M.A. from the University of Minnesota, where he studied voice with Roy Schussler and Paul Knowles. Additional graduate study in voice was taken at the prestigious Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, with Heinrich Pfanzl, and at the University of Southern California, with Margaret Schaper.

Wickham began his career by teaching for three years in the Kansas Public Schools before going to Upper Columbia Academy near Spokane, Washington, where he taught for twelve years. In 1972 he accepted a position at Union College, where he taught voice and directed the choir for the next fourteen years.

During his tenure at UC, the select choir, the Unionaires, performed regularly with the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra and the Lincoln Symphony. They toured extensively throughout the Midwest and in 1982 traveled to Europe, where they performed many acclaimed concerts, including a High Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral.

In addition to his teaching and conducting, Wickham has performed frequently as a tenor soloist with various orchestral and chamber groups.


Sources: Central Union Reaper, 26 October 1972, 5; personal knowledge.