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.
He 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
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.