Beth Clayton Singer

Laura Beth Clayton is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer, and a native of Malvern, Arkansas. Clayton's father was a Methodist minister. She sang in church and then in musical productions in church camp and in high school. Her first exposure to live opera, a Little Rock production of Dido and Aeneas, made her an instant fan. Clayton is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Mignon Dunn. She has been an apprentice artist for the Santa Fe Opera and a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. Clayton's awards include a William Matheus Sullivan Award. She was a finalist at the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. In the summer of 2003, Clayton sang the role of Rosalind in the first performances of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett's opera The Mines of Sulphur in 30 years. A recording was issued on the Chandos label and nominated for a 2007 Grammy Award. In 2008 Clayton created multiple roles (Officer/Medical Analyst/Cheevers) at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Howard Shore's opera The Fly.

Personal details

United States of America
Places lived
Arkansas , United States, with Territories
pop. 2,959,373 (2013)
Malvern , Arkansas
pop. 10,902 (2013)




1. Southern Methodist University Colleges/University

Southern Methodist University (SMU) is a private university in Dallas, Texas, United States. Founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, SMU operates campuses in Dallas, Plano, and Taos, New Mexico. SMU is owned by the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. 7,000 of the University's 12,000 students are undergraduates.

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Type Private university
2012. 1.17 bil. $
2010. 1.07 bil. $
Institution colors
6425 Boaz Lane, 75205 - Dallas, Texas
2012. 6,249
2010. 6,192
2009. 6,228
2012. 4,644
2010. 4,746
Acceptance rate
2012. 53.8 %
2010. 55.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 33 K $
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People attended Southern Methodist University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1968., Singer
b. 1960., Scriptwriter
b. 1944., Lawyer
b. 1975., Triathlete
b. 1981., Basketball Shooting guard
b. 1983., American Football Quarterback
b. 1918., Academic
b. 1984., Soccer Midfielder

2. Manhattan School of Music Colleges/University

The Manhattan School of Music (MSM) is a major music conservatory located on the Upper West Side of New York City. The school offers degrees on the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in the areas of classical and jazz performance and composition. With a faculty of 275 and over 800 students from 40 countries, the school also has a pre-college division which trains 500 students per academic year.

Type Private school
120 Claremont Ave, 10027 - New York City, New York
2013. 372
2010. 402
2009. 396
2013. 454
2010. 524
Acceptance rate
2010. 41.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 37.3 K $
2010. 32.3 K $
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People attended Manhattan School of Music connected by profession and/or age

b. 1982., Singer
b. 1960., Singer
b. 1971., Singer
b. 1969., Singer
b. 1948., Singer
b. 1951., Singer
b. 1960., Singer
b. 1977., Singer


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