Sterling ScrogginsSterling Scroggins


Sterling Scroggins, baritone, has performed, directed and taught in the Washington D.C. area since the mid-1980s. His favorite performing roles are Papageno from The Magic Flute, Mephistopheles from Faust, and Don Quixote from Man of La Mancha.

As director, his favorite productions include La Traviata, Don Giovanni, and Fiddler on the Roof. 

Dr. Scroggins earned a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Maryland, in the studio of James MacDonald; a Master of Music Degree from the University of Colorado, with a specialization in American Music History; and a Bachelor of Music Education from Colorado State University, in the studio of Edward Anderson.

Dr. Scroggins was raised in Grand Junction, Colorado. His father was a minister and his mother, a pianist. He and his wife, fellow FCC faculty member soprano Dr. Paula Chipman, have one child, Kara, also a soprano.
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.

Frank Zappa 
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