A PREVIEW OF DANIEL TEADT
all performance and master class photography by Elliot Mandel
Internationally acclaimed vocal artist Daniel Teadt has performed over thirty roles in repertoire spanning more than four hundred years with some of the finest musicians, conductors and directors in the world. A distinguished baryton-Martin, Daniel is sought after for his work in opera, concert repertoire and musical theater as well as his insightful performances of art song and Lieder.Daniel has performed major roles throughout the United States and Europe including engagements with New York City Opera, Arizona Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, San Francisco Opera, Anchorage Opera, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Ashlawn Opera Festival, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Opera Theater Summerfest and Central City Opera among others.
His concert highlights include Grammy Award winning performances with the London Symphony Orchestra and guest appearances with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Akron Symphony, I Pomeriggi Musicale di Milano, Concerto Köln, Riverside Symphonia, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Resonance Works, Bell’Art Ensemble, Het Gelder Orkest, Orquestra Symphonique de Minais Gerais, Conspirare, Canticum Novum as well as the Orchestras of the San Francisco Opera and Metropolitan Opera.
An avid recitalist Daniel appears throughout the world including appearances with the Ravinia Festival, New York Festival of Song, Music In A Great Space Recital Series, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Pittsburgh Song Collaborative, Lyric Fest of Philadelphia, San Francisco Opera Schwabacher Debut Recital Series as well as recital-masterclass residencies at major universities and academic institutions in the United States, Brazil and China.
Daniel graduated from the University Of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana with his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music.
Pianist Shannon McGinnis has been recognized for her skilled performances and solid support in partnerships with some of the brightest stars in the classical vocal music world. Recent highlights include appearances with soprano Kiera Duffy, as part the 2013 Collaborative Works Festival; tenor Nicholas Phan, on a live broadcast for WFMT’s “Impromptu” series; soprano Deborah Voigt, as part of a star-studded gala performance for Sing for Haiti; and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Rivera, for A Prairie Home Companion, broadcast live from the Ravinia Festival. 2015 brings multiple performances in Chicago with soprano Amy Conn, kicking off with a recital of songs by Edvard Grieg, Francis Poulenc, Tom Cipullo, and Charles Ives, at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall.
McGinnis serves as adjunct faculty and vocal coach at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where, in addition to coaching graduate level vocal performance majors and teaching courses in undergraduate and graduate diction, she has led a popular graduate seminar devoted to modern and contemporary American art song. In 2015 she returns for the third consecutive summer to Up North Vocal Institute, where she serves on the faculty as French vocal coach.
A passionate advocate for art song and the education of young singers, McGinnis is a founder of Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago (CAIC), where she currently oversees a series of master classes and workshops for singers and pianists and is responsible for instituting the organization’s brand new Vocal Chamber Music Fellowship. McGinnis served as Executive Director of CAIC from its founding in 2010 until 2014, a position that oversaw the inauguration of the annual Collaborative Works Festival (now in its fourth year), the very popular “Lieder Lounge” series, the annual Winter Workshop, and the annual Spring Master Class, programs which have featured such notable artists as pianist Martin Katz, baritone Jesse Blumberg, soprano Susannah Phillips, tenor Nicholas Phan, mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, countertenor David Daniels, soprano Laquita Mitchell, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, baritone Joshua Hopkins, pianist Kevin Murphy, and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung.
Also at home in the world of opera, McGinnis has held internships and appointments with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, DePaul University Opera Theater, Decorah Opera, DuPage Opera, and Kentucky Opera. In summer 2013, McGinnis joined the coaching staff of the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, for the Center’s workshop performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia
Prior to moving to Chicago in 2006, McGinnis held the position of Assistant Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Accompanying at Truman State University. She was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts in Accompanying and Chamber Music from the University of Michigan, as a student of renowned pianist Martin Katz.