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Assistant Professor of VoiceDirector of OperaD.M.A., Louisiana State University, 2007Voice/OperaOffice: Malloy Hall 243Phone: (785) 628-5329Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Joseph Perniciaro, tenor, has been heard throughout the United States in opera, oratorio, and recital performances and has been lauded for his “… superb vocal skills as well as formidable dramatic talent and a gift for languages.”
Dr. Perniciaro has sung opera with companies including Oratorio Society of New Jersey, New Orleans Opera, Pensacola Opera, Opera Southwest, Chautauqua Opera, Shreveport Opera, and Des Moines Metro Opera, to name a few. Recent concert appearances include Haydn’s Creation, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Vespers and Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, and Handel’s Messiah. He has been heard on Louisiana Public Radio and High Plains Public Radio. In 2010, he was selected winner of the Kansas National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award Competition and was named Regional First-Alternate to the national semi-finals. In 2011, he made his European recital debut with recitals of American Art-Song in Genoa and Torino, Italy. Dr. Perniciaro was chosen in 2008 by the Board of Directors of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the NATS Foundation as a Young Leaders Award winner and has presented lecture-recitals at regional conferences sponsored by the College Music Society and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He was featured as the guest clinician, working with high school students from Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming during the 2011 NATS West Central Region Conference and Student Competition.
Dr. Perniciaro’s students have been national, regional and state winners, finalists, and semi-finalists in competitions sponsored by Lyric Opera of Kansas City, NATS, the Coeur d’Alene Symphony, the Hays Symphony Young Artist Competition, the Wichita Symphony NAFTZGER Young Artist Competition, and Federated Music Club. They have also performed with Opera in the Ozarks, the Cedar Rapids Opera Young Artist Program, and the Johanna Meier Summer Opera Institute. His students have gone on to further study at Westminster Choir College (Ryder University), Boston Conservatory, AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy), Oklahoma City University, and University of Kansas.
Dr. Perniciaro is Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Opera at Fort Hays State University where he has served since 2005. In 2012 he was nominated for the prestigious FHSU Pilot Award for Teaching Excellence.
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