Class of 2016
William Dorsey, trombone
Will Dorsey (trombone) is a senior from Rocky Mount, N.C. He is the principal trombone of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and UNC Symphony Orchestra. Will also has participated in the Durham Symphony Orchestra, UNC Wind Ensemble, UNC Jazz Band, UNC Baroque Ensemble, and several UNC chamber brass ensembles. In Spring 2015, he traveled to London to perform baroque trombone with musicians from King’s College and The Royal Academy of Music. During several summers at the Eastern Music Festival (2011–2013), Will has studied with Gregory Cox (Vancouver Symphony), Terry Mizesko (NC Symphony), and performed under Maestro Gerard Schwartz. Will is going to be attending Duquesne University in Pittsburgh to pursue a Masters of Music and will study with James Nova of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Fall 2016. He has also studied in recent years with Steve Lange (Boston Symphony) and participated in master classes with Joseph Alessi (New York Philharmonic), Scott Hartman (Empire Brass Quintet), Shachar Israel (Cleveland Orchestra), Rusty McKinney (Utah Symphony), and jazz trombonist Michael Dease. Will is a student of Michael Kris.
Mark Storey, tenor
Mark Storey (tenor) is a senior from Houston, Texas. While at Carolina, he has placed second (region) and third (state) in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Auditions, studied with Patricia Miller and Arlene Shrut, and appeared in masterclasses with Frederica von Stade, Elizabeth Bishop, and Anthony Dean Griffey. Mark has also enjoyed lead roles in multiple musical theater productions, including Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Fred Ebb and John Kander’s Curtains, and Richard Adler and Jerry Ross’ Pajama Game. His recent opera roles include Alfred in Joann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Orphee in Darius Milhaud’s Les Malheurs d’Oprhee, and Marco in both Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schichi and Michael Ching’s Buoso’s Ghost. Mark has sung as a chorus member in North Carolina Opera’s productions of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte and Verdi’s Aida. He was recently praised by Classical Voice of North Carolina for his “fine vocal lines” in a performance of German folk lieder with the UNC Baroque Ensemble. In Spring 2015, he performed again with the ensemble singing Monteverdi’s famous duet “Zefiro Torna.” After graduation, Mark will be pursuing a Masters of Accounting through the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC. Mark is a student of Louise Toppin.