Alexis  Davis-Hazell

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Music
  • College: Arts & Sciences


American mezzo-soprano Alexis Davis-Hazell is an experienced teaching artist, entrepreneur and active performer of opera, concert and musical theatre repertoire in the Southeast United States and on international stages. Alexis has performed in over 130 performances of Porgy and Bess, throughout Germany, Russia, Poland, Greece, Latvia, Estonia, Switzerland and North America. She is Creative Director of the production company Jazzoperetry, Inc., co-founded with her husband, Earl Hazell. Alexis taught voice and music humanities in Phoenix, Arizona for 14 years in the Maricopa County Community College District, and at Grand Canyon University, while serving in leadership positions for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Dr. Davis-Hazell holds degrees in Vocal Performance from Temple University (B.M. Hons.) and Arizona State University (M.M., D.M.A.) Her research centers on the improvement of curricula for lyric diction pedagogy and Russian art song literature studies, based on innovative applications of clinical phonetics, second language learning theory, and meta-cognitive/multi-sensory approaches to speech and pronunciation. Dr. Davis-Hazell joined the faculty of The University of Alabama School of Music as Assistant Professor of Voice and Lyric Diction in Fall 2018.