Operatic and Comedic Stage Performer
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts, Missouri Southern State College, 1972 Masters of Arts, Music, University of South Florida, 1984 Florida Lyric Opera – Young Artist Program Lyric Theater of Tampa – Young Artist Program Spanish Theater – Young Artist Program Sun Coast Opera – Resident Artist St. Petersburg Opera – Resident Artist Treasure Coast Opera – Resident Artist New Century Opera – Board Member & Resident Artist Webb City High School, 1968 Webb City R-7 Hall of Fame, 2018
Mr. Rex L. Tabor Jr.
Performs on the operatic and musical comedy stage, as well as the concert venue
Co-written, co-produced and co-directed a review based on Broadway musicals from the turn of the century to today
Has performed in major roles:
Tamino – Magic Flute
Eisenstein – Die Fledermaus
Polione – Norma
Caravadossi – Tosca
Rudolpho – La Boheme
Camille – Merry Widow
Pinkerton – Madama Butterfly
Faust – Mephistophles
Tito – La Clemenza Di Tito
Manrico – La Trovatore
Eric – Flying Dutchman
Hoffman – Tales of Hoffman
Captain – HMS Pinafore
Pooh Bah – The Mikado
Karl Franz – The Student Prince
Roberto – Roberto Deveroux
Has performed in compramario roles:
Gorro – Madama Butterfly
Basilio – Marriage of Figaro
Beppe - Paligacci
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Educational Studies, University of Missouri, 1989 Masters of Arts, Physical Education, University of Missouri, 1992 Doctorate of Philosophy, University of New Mexico, 2005 Webb City High School, 1984 Webb City R-7 Hall of Fame, 2018
Dr. David M. Morris
Presently serving as Assistant Professor at the University of Texas – Permian Basin since 2014. Researching environmental physiology, the study of exercise performance in extreme environments (heat, cold, high altitude). Projects are designed to enhance the performance of the athlete and special operations forces from the military who work and compete in these environments.
Visiting Scientist at the Department of Exercise & Sports Science, Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, NSW, Australia in 2014
Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University, 2008-2014. Researched use of nutritional and training interventions to improve exercise performance in extreme environments. Also collaborated with U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) at Ft. Bragg, NC, researching and consulting in areas of physiology and nutrition. This division oversees special forces troops like the Rangers and Green Berets.
Visiting Scientist, Department of Veterinary Sciences, the University of Missouri in 2008
Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi, 2006-2008. Managed exercise science division of their new Sport and High-Performance Materials program, whose purpose was to develop equipment for athletes, soldiers and first responders.
Founder, Research Scientist and Coach for RacersReady.com, 1996 to present. RacersReady.com provides coaching and consulting services to athletes and collaborated with Sports Science Division of the U.S. Olympic Committee on research projects in athlete performance and exercise in extreme environments.
Author of Performance Cycling: Training for Power, Endurance, and Speed, which was written to educate the reader on the topic of training for competitive cycling, ©2003.
Physiologist for the U.S. Cycling Team, 1994-1996; responsible for testing athletes, developing training programs and performing research in the area of sports performance. Collaborated closely with biomechanists and engineers from Project ’96 to develop bicycles and other aerodynamic equipment for the U.S. Cycling Team.
Physiologist for the U.S. Olympic Committee, 1992-1993
Strength & Conditioning Coach, U.S. Olympic Committee, 1989
Completed a solo trek across Death Valley in July 2010. Enjoys mountain biking, backpacking, scuba, and free diving and mountain climbing.