Durban-born South African Fulbrighter BRONWEN FORBAY’S operatic successes include critically acclaimed performances of Mozart’s Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute with the Wolf Trap Opera Company, Eugene Opera, and Tulsa Opera. Other celebrated roles include Orasia, Queen of Thrace in the U. S.  premier of Telemann’s Orpheus, Adina in L’Elisir d’amore, Velmyra in the world premiere of Wading Home by Mary Alice Rich, Violetta in La Traviata, and the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with the Cape Town Opera. Successful in numerous voice competitions, she was awarded the 2007 Standard Bank National Award for Music (a prestigious national South African award whose recipients include Pretty Yende). Forbay has presented lecture-recitals at TEXOMA NATS, National NATS, and CMS National Conferences. She is the first South African woman to earn a DMA in voice performance. Dr. Forbay is an Associate Professor of Music (Voice) at the McLennan Community College in Waco, TX and serves as the TMTA Voice Contest Chair. She holds a B. Mus. from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, an M. Mus. from the Manhattan School of Music, an Artist Certificate from the Southern Methodist University, and a DMA from the University of Cincinnati, CCM.