Upcoming Events

  • 01/23/17 EOT – Into the Fire/Out of Darkness in Rochester at Rm. 804A
  • 01/24/17 EOT – Out of Darkness in Rochester at Rm. 804A
  • 01/25/17 FRIENDS OF EASTMAN OPERA COMPETITION: Preliminary Auditions – Open to Voice Faculty ONLY in Rochester at Kilbourn Hall
  • 01/26/17 EOT – Out of Darkness in Rochester at Rm. 804A
  • 01/26/17 Mitchell Hutchings, baritone; DMA Lecture Recital in Rochester, NY at Ciminelli Formal Lounge
  • 01/27/17 INCOMING AUDITIONS in Rochester at Kilbourn Hall
  • 01/27/17 EOT- Into the Fire in Rochester at Rm. 804A
  • 01/28/17 EOT – Out of Darkness in Rochester at Rm. 804A

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