January 23rd, 2016 : Ithaca College


Dr. Robert White Jr.

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About Dr. White:

 Currently on the voice faculties of The Juilliard School, the Lindemann Young Artist Program of the Metropolitan Opera, and New York University, baritone, Robert C. White, Jr., has performed in recitals, oratorio and chamber music concerts in the New York metropolitan area and given lecture recitals and master classes throughout the United States, Canada, Italy and Germany. Born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, he attended Susquehanna University for his undergraduate degree and received his master’s degree and doctorate from Columbia University. He was Professor of Music for thirty-one years at Queens College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York and concurrently for ten years on the voice faculty of Mannes College. He is the author of several articles on voice pedagogy and vocal repertory for the Journal of Voice, The Music Educators National Journal, and The American Music Teacher, as well as co-author (with Ruth Lakeway) of Italian Art Song, a study of contemporary Italian Song (Indiana University Press). He has served on the board of directors of the New York Singing Teachers Association and the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and was chair of the American Academy of Teachers of Singing.

Dr. White’s students have performed at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opéra National de Paris-Bastille, Covent Garden, La Scala, Berlin Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper, and many other regional American and European theaters and concert halls. His students have performed with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker and others. Since 2007 his students have won first prize in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Cardiff International Singer of the Year Competition, George London Foundation, Opera Index, Concert Artist Guild, Liederkranz Opera, Gerda Lissner Foundation, and Young Concert Artist Guild Competitions; first and second prize in the New York Oratorio Society Competition; recital awards from the Joy in Singing Competition; and secondary prizes and encouragements awards from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation and other American and European Competitions.


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