Upcoming Events

  • 09/25/16 FRIENDS OF EASTMAN OPERA PREVIEW in Rochester at Hatch Hall
  • 09/26/16 RPO- “PIRATES of Penzance” begin rehearsals in Rochester at TBD
  • 09/30/16 A Song Symposium – Humanities Project in Rochester at Hatch Hall
  • 10/03/16 - 10/04/16 EOT SPRING AUDITIONS in Rochester, NY at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
  • 10/05/16 ADVANCED OPERA SEMINAR (sing for faculty) in Rochester at Hatch Hall
  • 10/06/16 - 10/09/16 MELIORA in Rochester, New York at Eastman School of Music
  • 10/09/16 RPO – Pirates of Penzance in Rochester, NY at Hochstein Performance Hall
  • 10/10/16 EOT – Out of Darkness coachings BEGIN!!!!! in Rochester at TBD

Voice and Opera Faculty

In Memoriam 

 Rita Shane 


Department Chair

Miller, Russell
Professor of Vocal Coaching and Repertoire; Chair, Voice and Opera Department

Carr, Stephen
Associate Professor of Opera and Musical Theatre Studies; Associate Artistic Director of Eastman Opera Theatre

Ciesinski, Katherine
Professor of Voice; ECMS Collegiate Instructor in Voice

Cowdrick, Kathryn
Professor of Voice

d'Amato, Alison
Assistant Professor of Vocal Coaching, part time

Daigle, Steven
Professor of Opera; Artistic Director Of Eastman Opera Theatre

Griffey, Anthony Dean
Professor of Voice

Hess, Benton
Distinguished Professor of Voice; Senior Vocal Coach; Music Director, Eastman Opera Theatre

Opalach, Jan
Associate Professor of Voice; Supervisor, Applied Voice Studio TA's

Retzlaff, Jonathan
Associate Professor of Voice

Southerland, Wilson
Instructor of Opera, 2016-17; Assistant Music Director, Eastman Opera Theatre

Swensen, Robert
Professor of Voice

Webber, Carol
Professor of Voice

Affiliate Faculty

Curren, Christina Balsam
Vocal Coach; Assistant Professor of German & German Lyric Diction; Affiliate Faculty, Voice and Opera

Garver, Beryl
Assistant Professor of Accompanying (part-time); Affiliate Faculty, Voice and Opera

Professors Emeriti

Marcia Baldwin

Dale Moore

Masako Ono Toribara