Tenor Karl Dent, born in Houston, Texas, received his master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of North Texas. Dent performs extensively in oratorio, concert, and recital. He has appeared with the New York Philharmonic and the symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Houston, San Antonio, and Washington, D.C., as well as in opera. He was a soloist in the late Robert Shaw’s Atlanta Symphony recording of Rachmaninoff’s The Bells, which won the Grammy as Best Choral Recording for 1997, and he sang in Shaw’s Atlanta recording of Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass, which received a Grammy nomination for Best Choral Recording in 1990. Dent is artist-in-residence and associate professor of music at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.