TENOR SOLOIST

Tony made his solo debut in Carnege Hall in New York City as the tenor soloist in Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living in January 2016.

In addition, has performed as a concert soloist with the Hartnel Chorus (CA), Asheville Choral Society (NC), Jefferson Choral Society (VA), The Chorus of the Blue Ridge (VA), Bach Society of Dayton, Ohio, Butler Philharmonic (OH), Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra (OH), Lebanon Symphony Orchestra (OH), Bach Ensemble of St. Thomas (OH), Bach Association of Cincinnati, CCM Philharmonia Orchestra, Northern Kentucky Community Chorus and Orchestra, Marietta College, and Alderson-Broaddus College in such works as J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and St. John Passion, Handel’s Messiah and Israel in Egypt, Mendelssohn’s St. Paul, Orff’s Carmina Burana, C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificat, and many others.  

Tony earned a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).  He also has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Vocal Performance, Church Music, and Music Education from Alderson-Broaddus College (Philippi, West Virginia).  At CCM, Tony was a tenor soloist in J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.  In addition, he performed the following roles in the opera program:  Journalist in Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Gelsomino in Rossini’s Il Viaggio à Reims, and Tamino in scenes from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.  Of his performance as the Journalist, Opera magazine wrote, "...it was delicately sung and hilariously acted."  As an undergraduate, Tony won a statewide competition in West Virginia earning the opportunity to participate in a masterclass with opera legend, Marilyn Horne.  

Tony is a core member of the Cincinnati Opera chorus and has sung with the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati.

His wife Joy, also a singer, often present recitals together.  

As life-long church musicians, Tony and Joy often sing in churches for worship services and special events.

A detailed performance history can be found here.