Daniel L. Ihasz
Bio:Lyric Baritone Daniel Ihasz earned a Master of Music degree in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, along with the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. Since 1992, he has been a member of the voice faculty at the State University of New York at Fredonia where he is currently Full Professor.
He has served as recitalist and clinician in Colorado, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico as well as Artist in Residence for the 2002 Canticum Novum Festival in Caracas, Venezuela. Other highlights include appearances with Peter Schickele, Dave Brubeck, Glimmerglass Opera (including the world premiere Central Park taped for PBS - Great Performances and broadcast in January 2000), Carolina Chamber Chorale (Piccolo Spoleto Festival), Central City Opera, Opera Sacra, New York State Baroque, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Oratorio Society, Madison Opera, Madison Symphony, Milwaukee Opera and the Fredonia Chamber Players. Recording labels include Centaur, Albany and Naxos.
Teaching responsibilities have included studio voice lessons, vocal pedagogy, class voice, lyric diction (German, French, and Italian), opera workshop and American song literature. Workshop topics include Vocal Pedagogy and musical expression through movement, which draws upon the basic principles of Dalcroze Eurhythmics.
Current research is centered on VoceVista, a realtime spectrograph analysis program that utilizes an electroglottalgraph. This program provides visual feedback of the sound spectrum and measures vocal fold activity. H.e recently established a Voice Science Lab and is teaching a new course VoceVista the Science of the Singing Voice.
An active member of NATS he recently served as the President for CNYFL chapter and as the Local Coordinator for the 2003 NATS Summer Intern Program, of which he is an Alumnus.
His students have participated in various summer programs, including The Aspen Festival, Brevard, Ohio Light Opera, the Chautauqua School of Music, Chautauqua Opera, Ash Lawn festival, Lake George Festival and Sarasota Opera as well as leading roles with national touring companies performing musical theater repertory.