Faculty profile

Todd Graber

Professor - Applied Voice
MUS 100, Vocal Pedagogy, Singing Diction, Alexander Technique, Voice - Area Coordinator


Contact

Tyler 107
315.312.2976
todd.graber@oswego.edu

Office hours

TBA or by appointment

As recitalist, TODD Graber has performed numerous and varied programs championing the music of Britten, Beethoven, Schumann, Poulenc, Purcell and others. Examples include a Baroque recital shared with Anonymous Four’s Jackie Horner; an Homage to Britten/Poulenc; both of Schubert’s seminal song cycles - Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise (recorded and released with pianist, Juan La Manna);a collaboration with the Aulos Ensemble performing Bach arias; and a recital featuring Poulenc’s Tel jour, telle nuit for a recital/presentation in Lüneburg, Germany.

Mr. Graber performed professionally with numerous American Opera companies throughout his career and made his European debut in Biel, Switzerland, singing the role of Ferrando in Mozart's Così fan tutte. His last appearance as Don Ottavio prompted Britain's Opera magazine to proclaim him "...a clear, even, unforced tenor singing as if Mozart sat at his right hand."  Equally at home on the concert stage, Todd served as tenor soloist in Voices of Light - The Passion of Joan of Arc – featuring the Anonymous 4.  His Severance Hall debut took place in Kurt Weill’s Mahagonny Songspiel, and other concert engagements include performances with Grand Rapids Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Lansing Symphony, and the Cayman Island International Music Festival.

Currently Mr. Graber teaches applied voice and vocally related material including an Alexander Technique for Musicians course. Former students have achieved success on Broadway with lead and supporting roles in Wicked, PippinAmerican Idiot, In the Heights, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, and Hamilton. Others have gone on to work in national touring shows such as 42nd Street, Grease, Porgy and Bess, and Ragtime or are singing on the operatic stage. Many have graduated from Oswego to continue their education at schools such as Indiana University, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Oberlin, Florida State and St. Rose.

Formerly: 
Assistant Professor at Missouri State University 
       (formerly Southwestern Missouri State University)
Nazareth College of Rochester, NY
Baldwin-Wallace Music Conservatory, OH

Member: 
National Association of Teachers of Singing
 (NATS)
College Music Society (CMS)
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Performances and exhibitions

Die schöne Müllerin with Juan LaManna, piano
It's a Grand Night - Four Singing! S·A·T·B, with Russell Miller, piano
Magic!!!  S·A·T·B, with Russell Miller, piano

Education

B.M.: Education - Bowling Green State Univ.
M.M.: Vocal Performance - Bowling Green State Univ.
D.M.A.: Vocal Performance - University of Michigan

Teachers:  Virginia Starr, Andreas Poulimenos , George Shirley

Classes taught

Applied Voice - MUS 341/441/541
MUS 100, MUS 240, HON 201, MUS 288/488
Alexander Technique Concentration