Thomas Goodheart (MIMF 2013)
Baritone Thomas Goodheart, Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice at Binghamton University. Past voice faculty Purchase College Conservatory of Music (1999-2010), C.W. Post College of Long Island University (1999-2012). BM, MM Manhattan School of Music. Thomas Goodheart has performed over 40 leading roles in opera and oratorio with companies throughout the United States including The Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Chautauqua Opera, New York City Opera National Company, Connecticut Opera, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, Des Moines Metro Opera, Artpark Opera and Tri-Cities Opera. Recent performances include the American stage premiere of the role of Bruno in James MacMillan's Opera Parthenogenesis. Leading roles include Marcello in La Boheme, Escamillo in Carmen, Germont in La Traviata, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Michele in Il Tabarro and Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor. Mr. Goodheart has appeared as a guest soloist with symphony orchestras in the United States and South America. In New York City he has been a soloist at Avery Fischer Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Kaye Playhouse and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Concert credits include Orff's Carmina Burana, Handel'sMessiah, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony & Missa Solemnis, Haydn's Creation and Mendolssohn's Elijah. He has received awards from The Metropolitan Opera National Council, The New York State Council on the Arts, The Joy in Singing Competition, Bel Canto Opera Foundation, The Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers and The Tri-Cities Opera. He has been a performer/teaching artist with the education departments of The New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Institute and The New York Festival of Song. Mr. Goodheart maintains a private voice studio in NYC and is on the voice faculty of The Westchester Summer Vocal Institute. He is the Voice Coordinator for the Songe d’été en Musique Summer Music Festival in Quebec Canada. His students have gone on to Graduate study at The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Mannes College of Music, Indiana University, Manhattan School of Music, Guild Hall (London, England) and The Opera Institute of Boston University among others. His students are currently singing professionally throughout the United States and Europe.