Precollege Faculty:Voice, Opera Workshop
Tenor David Gordon has been performing, directing, and teaching in the New York area since 2000. His Precollege voice students have been accepted at Manhattan School of Music, the Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, Rice University, Carnegie Mellon University, the New England Conservatory, New York University, Peabody Conservatory, the University of Michigan, Indiana University, Northwestern University, Oberlin College Conservatory, the University of Maryland, the Crane School of Music, Ithaca College, SUNY Purchase, Interlochen Arts Camp, Tanglewood Music Center, the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices (Zajick), Bel Canto Institute, and LaGuardia High School, among others. His students at Manhattan School of Music have been recipients of the George London Foundation Award and the Carl Owen Memorial Award and have participated in Precollege master classes given by visiting professionals.
David Gordon’s operatic roles include several premieres and workshops of new works, as well as Don Alvaro (La forza del destino), Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana), Don José (Carmen), Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Loge (Das Rheingold), Herodes (Salome), Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Tito (La clemenza di Tito), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Alfredo (La traviata), Duca di Mantua (Rigoletto), and Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia). He has performed with American Opera Projects, the Center for Contemporary Opera, Opera Company of Brooklyn, Bronx Opera, Elysium Opera, Lake George Opera Festival, Fort Worth Opera, Central City Opera, One World Symphony, Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Kalistos Orchestra, and the Mozart Society of Harvard College. He has also performed with Opera on Tap, Octavia Cup Dance Theatre, Cirque Boom, ChekhovNOW!, LITE Company, and Beckett Below. He is featured in Boiling Water Productions’ Kalamazoo, River: Us, a musical-historical film about the Kalamazoo River. Mr. Gordon has stage directed for Ramapo College of New Jersey, Opera on Tap, Opera Grows in Brooklyn, and Ramapo College, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music degree in voice performance from Manhattan School of Music.
Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2003.