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DIRECTING FELLOW | Assistant Director
Dr. Errik M. Hood, baritone, has appeared professionally with Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Madison Opera, Dayton Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Columbus, Opera Project Columbus, Chautauqua Opera, and Opera New Jersey, as well as with the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra, Springfield Symphony, Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, Capriccio Vocal Ensemble, Bach Society of Dayton, and with resident orchestras of Utah State University, Northwestern University, The Ohio State University, Wright State University, and Northern Kentucky University.
Recent operatic performing engagements include: Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Monatano in Verdi’s Otello, Motorcycle Cop/First Guard in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti), Simone in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Escamillo in Carmen (Bizet, abridged), Cardinal/Priest in Galileo Galilei (Phillip Glass), Ford in Falstaff (Verdi), and Figaro in both John Corgiliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles and Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.
Recent concert engagements include: Dona Nobis Pacem and Sancta Civitas (Vaughan Williams), Stabat Mater (Dvorak), Mass In G (Schubert), Requiem (Fauré), Magnificat (Bach), Mass in A (Bach), Mass in C (Schubert), Judas Maccabaeus (Handel), German Requiem (Brahms), Petite Messe Sollenelle (Rossini), Messe di Gloria (Puccini), Te Deum (Bruckner), Kindertotenlieder (Mahler), and Messiah (Handel). Recent directing projects include: Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck), Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti), as well as numerous operatic scenes and excerpts at Utah State University, Northern Kentucky University, and Wright State University. At USU, Dr. Hood worked with students to conceive and perform devised musical theatre cabarets for all audiences, with emphasis on families and audience members with special needs. Dr. Hood is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), currently serving as the Northern Utah Chapter President, and having presented workshops and lecture recitals for NATS conferences at the local, regional, and national level. Dr. Hood’s writings have been featured in Classical Singer and The Ivor Gurney Society Journal. Dr. Hood holds a Bachelor of Music from Wright State University, a Master of Music from The Bienen School of Music of Northwestern University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts from The Ohio State University. Dr. Hood has taught voice at the University of Dayton, Northern Kentucky University, Wright State University, The Ohio State University, Northwestern University, and is currently Assistant Professor of Music and Voice Area Program Coordinator at Utah State University.