Richard Barrett, Coordinator of Vocal Studies
The Conservatory boasts one of the premier vocal studies programs in New York City and the country. The illustrious voice faculty includes some of the world's premier performers and pedagogues--including Mignon Dunn, Patricia McCaffrey, Mark Schnaible, and Anna Skibinsky--and offers top rate professional training, preparing students for the challenges of operatic performance and other vocal pursuits. The Opera Theatre, directed by Richard Barrett, produces at least one fully-staged opera production and one concert performance each year with the Conservatory Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Barrett, along with opera scenes concerts and smaller productions. In addition, famed tenor Paul Sperry teaches repertoire classes that run the gauntlet of the song literature.