Master of Music and Performer's Certificate, Eastman School of Music
An active performer he has performed Lee Hobby’s The Last Letter Home with the composer at the piano, Mozart’s Requiem, The Abduction of Figaro with Peter Schickele and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, Hansel & Gretel with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Messiah with the New York State Baroque and Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, several performances of Menotti’s The Telephone, The Mahler Festival in Boulder, Co., The Jumping Frog of Calavaras County (Foss Festival with Mr. Foss in residence) with the Buffalo Philharmonic and selections from Elijah and The Five Mystical Songs with the Rochester Oratorio Society. Other performance highlights include concerts in Puerto Rico and in Venezuela for the International Canticum Festival as Artist in Residence, Strawberry Fields tour with Glimmerglass Opera, Fiesta de la Posada with Dave Brubeck, the North American premiere of Caedmon by Richard Shepherd with Opera Sacra, Glimmerglass Opera (including the world premiere Central Park taped for PBS - Great Performances), ArtPark, Central City Opera, Buffalo Philharmonic (Pops Concerts), Fredonia Chamber Players, Western New York Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Genesee Baroque Players, Madison Opera and Madison Symphony. Mr. Ihasz has been the recipient of several awards, including the Metropolitan Opera Auditions (Milwaukee) and first place in the Society of American Musician's Competition (Chicago).
Professor 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 Full Professor and former Chair of the Voice Area. In 2013, he was awarded the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Former New York State District Governor, National Association Teachers of Singing
Former President National Association Teachers of Singing - CNYFL Chapter
Practical Vocal Pedagogy: Classical and Musical Theater
Science of the Singing Voice - VoceVista
International Exchange Program
Practical Application of Vocal Acoustics