Patricia McCaffrey

Patricia McCaffrey

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Voice

Trish McCaffrey is currently on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College's Conservatory of Music, the Curtis Institute, LidalNorth (Oslo) and VoicExperience (Savannah, Ga.) and maintains a private studio in New York. She has served on the voice faculties of the Hartt School of Music, Arizona State University, the University of Minnesota and the University of Michigan. McCaffrey holds both a bachelor of music degree and a master of music degree.

Her students sing regularly at all of the major opera houses and festivals of the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Covent Garden, Vienna Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Berlin Staatsoper, La Scala, Opéra de Paris Bastille and the Salzburg Festival, and have been winners of numerous competitions and awards, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council, the Tucker Foundation, the Pope Foundation Awards, the George London Competition, the Marian Anderson Competition, ARIA Awards, MacAllister Competition and Grammy Awards, and they have recorded with such labels as Deutsche Grammophon, RCA Red Seal, Sony, Harmonia Mundi, Arabesque and EMI.

In addition to teaching a classical music technique for singing, McCaffrey teaches Broadway and pop performers who appear on Broadway and in motion pictures, television programs and commercials. She has also prepared numerous students who hold voice positions at many colleges and universities in the United States.

McCaffrey, a mezzo-soprano, has sung at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Miami Opera, Zurich Opera, the Wexford Festival and other opera companies around the world. She is most noted for her portrayals of the title role in Carmen, Eboli in Don Carlo, Brangaene in Tristan und Isolde, Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos, Amneris in Aida and Charlotte in Werther.