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John Isenberg

Accompanist

Music

Background

John Isenberg, a native of Endicott, NY, has been an Adjunct Faculty member of the Music Department since 2011. He received a BA degree in both Music and Italian, as well as a Master's Degree in Italian Literature from Binghamton University. He serves as vocal coach, accompanies studio voice lessons and classes, Opera Workshop performances, as well as numerous recitals each year. He has played for master classes with Metropolitan Opera singers Richard Leech, Sharon Sweet, Barbara Dever and Raúl Melo. He has also accompanied opera scenes programs with stage directors Carol Castel and David Toulson, under the batons of Maestro Willie Anthony Waters, as well Met Opera conductors Stephen Crawford and the late Scott Bergeson. He has accompanied University and local voice students at the NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) competitions at the district, regional and national levels. Since 2013, he has performed with the Songe d'été en musique (Midsummer Music Dream) Festival in the Eastern Townships of Québec with Binghamton University Professor Thomas Goodheart as well as faculty members from Long Island University and Manhattan School of Music. John has also worked with the Opera in the Foothills summer workshop at Hartwick College with Professor Mary Burgess, Steven Nanni, Carol Castel, Los Angeles Opera conductor William Vendice, as well as Scott Bergeson. From 2001-2012, John worked at Tri Cities Opera (TCO), as Staff Pianist under the batons of Duane Skrabalak, Co-Founder Peyton Hibbitt, and John Mario DiCostanzo. Also at TCO, he served for several years as Education Outreach Coordinator and Chorus Master. As a featured soloist with the Binghamton Baroque Orchestra, under the direction of Jeffery Wahl, John performed J.S. Bach's Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, and Concerto for Two Harpsichords in C Minor with local musician Jan DeAngelo.

Education

  • MA, BA, Binghamton University

Research Interests

  • Piano