Associate Professor, Voice
Doctor of Musical Arts (vocal performance & literature)
Eastman School of Music
Valerie Errante has served on the faculties of the University of Iowa, Eastman School of Music, and Folkwang Hochschule for Music in Essen, Germany. Her singing career has taken her to three continents: after her operatic debut with Michigan Opera Theater, she was selected for the opera studio of the Bavarian State Theater of Munich. She sang over 30 roles in six seasons as leading coloratura soprano with the opera of the city of Kiel, and has sung guest appearances in opera and concerts in Italy, Israel and Estonia. She has performed in the United States at the Kennedy Center, with the Rochester Oratorio Society, the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. She has recorded with the Bavarian State Radio Orchestra on Ariola/Eurodisc. Her solo recording of the songs of Alec Wilder is available from Albany Records. (TROY 404). Errante frequently presents lecture-recitals on German Art Song of turn-of- the-century Munich composers at national and international conventions. This is part of an on-going research, performance and recording project.