Dr. Barbara Burdick, soprano, holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance and Opera Direction from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance from Indiana University.
She has sung professionally with such opera companies as the Santa Fe Opera, the Washington Civic Opera, Opera Colorado, Goldovsky Opera Institute, Karlsrud Concerts Touring Opera and others. Her numerous concert appearances include a concert with composer Ned Rorem.
She has received numerous awards and scholarships from The University of Cincinnati, the Denver Lyric Opera Guild, the Aspen Music Festival and Allied Arts. In 1992 she was chosen to participate in the NATS Foundation Internship Program in Denton, Texas, where she studied with James McKinney and Barbara Doscher.
Dr. Burdick has taught at Longwood College, Shenandoah Conservatory, St. Mary’s College, the University of Cincinnati, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Central Michigan University. In addition to her Alma College studio, she has a private studio in Alma, Mich.
Her students have often placed in NATS competitions throughout the United States including three winners in the Wisconsin and Michigan NATS Competition in Music Theatre. Her Alma College student placed second in Freshmen Men at NATS State Auditions in 2013.
Visiting Assistant Professor
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