Robert White Jr.
Voice teacher Robert C. White Jr., born in Bucks County, Pa., has sung recitals, oratorio, and chamber music performances in the N.Y. metropolitan area and has given lecture-recitals and taught master classes throughout the U.S., Canada, and Germany. White has been a professor of music for 31 years at CUNY-Queens College and the Graduate Center. He was formerly adjunct professor at Mannes College of Music, N.Y.U., and with the Met Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. His students have performed at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opéra National de Paris-Bastille, Covent Garden, La Scala, Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper, and many other regional American and European theaters and concert halls. He is the author of several articles on voice pedagogy and vocal repertory for The Journal of Voice, The Music Educators Journal, and The American Music Teacher. He is co-author (with Ruth Lakeway) of Italian Art Song, a study of contemporary Italian song (Indiana University Press). White has served on the board of directors of the New York Singing Teachers Association and the New York City Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He is a member and former chairman of the American Academy of Teachers of Singing. White’s students have won first prizes in the Cardiff International Singer of the Year Competition, George London Foundation, Opera Index, Concert Artist Guild, Liederkranz Opera, Gerda Lissner Foundation, and Young Concert Artist Guild Competitions. They have won first and second prizes in the New York Oratorio Society Competition, recital awards from the Joy in Singing Competition, and secondary prizes and encouragement awards from the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation and other American and European Competitions. White received his bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University in choral and vocal music education. His master’s and doctoral degrees in voice pedagogy are from Columbia University. He has been a Juilliard faculty member since 2006.