Anthony P. Radford

Anthony P. Radford is Associate Professor of Music, Voice and Opera at California State University, Fresno where he serves as the coordinator for the Voice Performance degree and the director of the Fresno State Opera Theatre.  Prior to coming to Fresno, he was an Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, he holds a B.A. in Political Science from York University and a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.  He was an Othmer Fellow at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln where he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree.  Dr. Radford studies also took him to the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh, England where he appeared in opera roles at the Aldeburgh Festival and the Snape Maltings.

Dr. Radford has performed numerous opera roles and solo recitals in over 20 years of professional singing. He has been heard on CBC, KIOS Omaha, and KVPR Fresno.  Recent performances include appearances with the Fresno Philharmonic, Tulare County Symphony and Pops, Santa Maria Philharmonic, Fresno Choral Artists, Fresno Community Chorus, California Opera and performances in Italy and Canada.  Directing credits include Elixir of Love, La Bohème, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Carmen and Le nozze di Figaro. He has spent three summers as director and master class clinician at the Halifax Summer Opera Festival and this past year was a founding director of Fresno Opera and Orchestra Summer Academy.

He is a published author, a presenter at many international and national conferences and sits the Board of Directors of the National Opera Association. He is a regular adjudicator with the National Association of Teachers of Singing, is the founder of the Lethbridge/Medicine Hat NATS Chapter, and was a 2006 participant in the NATS intern program in Kansas City.  His article titled Mozart’s First Figaro: The vocal skill of Francesco Benucci appears in the Jan/Feb 2010 edition of the Journal of Singing and he reviewed vocal pedagogue Richard Miller’s last book Securing Baritone, Bass-Baritone and Bass Voices for Voiceprints in 2009.

As a popular Master Class clinician he has given numerous master classes across North America most recently giving a classes at San José State University and in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has adjudicated for the National Association of Teacher of Singing, National Opera Association and for Miss California, part of the Miss America organization, a scholarship organization for young women.

Dr. Radford is committed to serving his local musical community through regular pre-performance lecturers for the Fresno Grand Opera and hosting a table at the Fresno County Library Annual Fundraising dinner. This past year he also presented on various topics to the Alliance Français, Fresno and the Osher Lifelong Learning Centre.