John Isenberg, a native of Endicott, NY, has been an adjunct faculty member since 2011 in Binghamton University's Music Department. He is an alumnus with bachelor's degrees in music and Italian, as well as a master's in Italian literature.
Isenberg serves as vocal coach and accompanies studio voice classes, Opera Workshop performances and numerous recitals each year. On and off campus, he has played for various productions under the batons of maestros Willie Anthony Waters, Stephen Crawford, William Vendice and the late Scott Bergeson, and with stage directors Carol Castel and John Davies.
Isenberg has participated with University and local voice students in NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) competitions at the district, regional and national levels. From 2001-2012, he worked at Tri-Cities Opera as staff pianist under the batons of co-founder Peyton Hibbitt, Duane Skrabalak and John Mario DiCostanzo. Also at TCO, he served for several years as education outreach coordinator and chorus master.
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 the Manhattan School of Music. Isenberg has played for master classes with Metropolitan Opera singers Richard Leech, Sharon Sweet, Barbara Dever and Raúl Melo.
On a local level, he has been a featured soloist with the Binghamton Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Jeffrey Wahl, performing J.S. Bach's Harpsichord Concerto No.1 in D Minor, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, and Concerto for Two Harpsichords in c minor BWV 1060.
- MA, BA, Binghamton University