Professor of Voice
3035 Bliss Hall 330/941-3639 (studio) 330/941-1490 (fax) armosher AT ysu DOT edu
Dr. Allan R. Mosher joined the faculty of Youngstown State University in 1992 and serves as a Professor of Voice and the director of opera at the Dana School of Music. Among the operas Dr. Mosher has directed at Dana are Die Fledermaus, The Tender Land, The Bartered Bride, Hansel and Gretel, The Legend of Ellis Island, L'Amico Fritz, Signor Deluso, The Magic Flute and Albert Herring.
Dr. Mosher holds four earned degrees: the first in Theatre Arts from San Francisco State University, as well as three degrees in music, the first, a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, the second, an M.M. from the Eastman School of Music, and third a D.M.A. from the College Conservatory of Music, at the University of Cincinnati.
As a baritone, Dr. Mosher has performed widely. His performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall of J.S. Bach’s Magnificat was termed “exemplary” by the New York Daily News. He has performed in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall with the Manhattan Philharmonic in Haydn’s Creation. Among the many opera roles he has performed are Giorgio Germont in La Traviata, Tonio in I Pagliacci, Count di Luna in Il Trovatore, Scarpia in Tosca, Marcello in La Boheme, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana, The Count in The Marriage of Figaro, and Valentin in Faust. He has also directed over twenty-five opera productions and is an active recitalist.
Allan Mosher's oratorio performances have included Bach's St. John's Passion, Cantatas 21, 32, 50, 56, 63, 79 and 82, Handel's Messiah, Saul, and Judas Maccabaeus, Mozart's Requiem, Coronation Mass and Solemn Vespers, Haydn's Creation, Lord Nelson Mass, and St. Nicholas Mass, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Mendelssohn's Elijah, and St. Paul, the Brahms and the Verdi Requiem, Dvorak's Mass in D, Bruckner's Te Deum, Stravinsky's Mass, Saint-Saens' Christmas Oratorio, and Puccini's Messa di Gloria.
Among Dr. Mosher’s teachers and accompanists have been Lorenzo Malfatti, Andrew White, Thomas Paul, Robert Shewan, Janet Parlova, Mary Groom Jones, Robert K. Evans, Robert Spillman ,and Monroe Kanouse. Conductors under whom he has performed are Jerzy Semkow, David Zinman, Jorge Mester, Gerhardt Samuel, John Rutter, David Effron, Peter Tiboris, Peter Perret, Theodore Hollenbach, David Fetler, Teri Murai, Donald Neuen, Raymond Harvey, Arie Lipsky, Eiji Oue, Jon Simsic , Michael Gelfand and John Wilcox.
Stage directors with whom Dr. Mosher has worked are Italo Tajo, Wesley Balk, Richard Pearlman, Edward Berkeley, Roger Brunyate and David Vosburgh. His dramatic performances include roles in plays by Shakespeare, Shaw, Moliere Aristophanes, Brecht, Gogol and Frisch.
Dr. Mosher has been a Metropolitan Opera District finalist, an American Opera competition finalist, and is a recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, including the Corbett Opera Scholarship from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, The Alfred Hertz Memorial Fellowship from the University of California at Berkeley and for Faculty Professional Development at Roberts Wesleyan College. He is a member of the National Association for the Teachers of Singing.
During the summer of 2008, Dr. Mosher was a member of the Voice faculty of the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy, sponsored by the University of Cincinnati.
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