Walter Swan

Walter R. Swan, baritone, hails from Hazlehurst (It), Mississippi. He received degrees from Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS; Mississippi College, Clinton, MS and the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. He currently resides in Elizabeth City, NC where he assumed the responsibilities of Assistant Professor of Voice at Elizabeth City State University after serving at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA; Hampton University, Hampton, VA; Chowan University, Murfreesboro, NC and currently, at Elizabeth City State University as the Director of Choral Activities. Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Swan implements a comprehensive program of style, performance and academic rigor. Swan's indefatigable prowess to instruct students, build partnerships, and maintain an active performance career has earned him respect and notoriety. His dedication to the advancement of all people provides a landscape that educates and develops those under his tutelage. As a choral director, Swan incorporates performance practices with historical and current events to create synergy for learners. His style of teaching has afforded the Elizabeth City State University Concert Choir and individual students the opportunity to travel and perform throughout the eastern and southern regions and abroad. As a result, the ECSU Concert Choir has performed in historical and monumental venues under his guidance. An active teacher, vocal coach and performer, Dr. Swan has captivated his classrooms with intriguing knowledge, studied and worked with profound musicians and captivated audiences with his warm vocal timbres and insightful interpretation of music literature. He has been labeled by famous soprano, Leontyne Price to "sings like a prince" and by former Metropolitan Opera affiliate, Charlie Reicker (deceased) as the "Total Package". His credits include, but are not limited to the following. He has appeared as a guest soloist with: Moses Hogan Singers, New Orleans (recorded); Leigh Morris Chorale, MN; Cantata Chorus, VA; Mississippi Symphony; Mississippi Opera; Greenville Symphony, MS; Virginia Beach Symphony (Symphonicity), Virginia Opera, Norfolk Virginia and in many churches and universities within the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions. He can be heard; both as a recitalist in many areas, as well as on his recording of spirituals entitled "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands", located on ITunes and at CDBABY.COM. Mr. Swan continues to strive as an aspiring artist and gives all credit to the Almighty and those who have paved the way to create a less rigorous journey for today's artists. His motto is: I live not only for myself; but, for those who will come after and for those who wish to walk with me along the way.

There are 26 included publications by Walter Swan :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti (ECSU University Choir) 2014 27 The Elizabeth City State University Choir performed Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007) in the Mickey L. Burnium Fine Arts Building on Friday December 5, 2014.(E-mail: ecsu.universitychoir@gmail.comInstagram: ecsu.universit...
Amazing Grace 2004 3 Amazing Grace from the album He's Got The Whole World In His Hands.
Be Still, My Soul 2004 8 Be Still, My Soul from the album He's Got the Whole World in His Hands.
Be Thou My Vision 2004 20 Be Thou My Vision from the album He's Got The Whole World In His Hands.
By and By 2004 3 By and By from the album He's Got The Whole World In His Hands.
Changed Mah Name 2004 8 Changed Mah Name from the album He's Got the Whole World in His Hands.
ECSU Christmas Concert - Faulkner - 2010 2010 2 ECSU Christmas Concert - Faulkner - 2010
ECSU Concert Choir - Christmas Carol-2011 2011 2 ECSU Concert Choir - Christmas Carol-2011
ECSU Concert Choir - Hehlehlooyah - 2012 2012 2 ECSU Concert Choir - Hehlehlooyah - 2012
ECSU Concert Choir - Introduction Video 2018 5 ECSU Concert Choir, Introduction Video
ECSU Concert Choir - MLK Celebration at Hampton University - 2010 2010 2 ECSU Concert Choir - MLK Celebration at Hampton University - 2010
ECSU Concert Choir - O Sacrum Convivium - 2012 2012 7 ECSU Concert Choir - O Sacrum Convivium - 2012
ECSU Concert Choir - Performing Arts High School - Philadelphia - 2011 2011 2 ECSU Concert Choir - Performing Arts High School - Philadelphia - 2011
ECSU Concert Choir - University Hymn- 2009 2009 2 ECSU Concert Choir - University Hymn- 2009
ECSU Concert Choir-2012 2012 3 ECSU Concert Choir-2012
Elizabeth City State University Concert Choir - 2012 2012 18 Elizabeth City State University Concert Choir - 2012
He Never Said a Mumbling Word 2004 2 He Never Said a Mumbling Word in the album He's Got The Whole World In His Hands.
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands 2004 42 He's Got The Whole World In His Hands from the album He's Got The Whole World In His Hands.
I Want Jesus To Walk With Me 2004 5 I Want Jesus To Walk With Me from the album He's Got The Whole World In His Hands.
It Is Well With My Soul 2004 7 It Is Well With My Soul from the album He's Got The Whole World In His Hands.
My Friend 2004 2 My Friend from the album He's Got The Whole World In His Hands.
Shall We Gather At The River 2004 3 Shall We Gather At The River from the album He's Got The Whole World In His Hands.
Steal Away 2004 2 Steal Away from the album He's Got The Whole World In His Hands.
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 2004 10 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot from the album He's Got The Whole World In His Hands.
The Time For Prayin' 2004 2 The Time For Prayin' from the album He's Got The Whole World In His Hands.
You Don't Know What The Lord Has Done For Me 2004 4 You Don_'t Know What The Lord Has Done For Me from the album He's Got The Whole World In His Hands.