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Brian DeMaris

Assoc Professor and Artistic Director of Lyric Opera Theatre
Faculty, Tempe Campus, Mailcode 0405
Assoc Professor and Artistic Director of Lyric Opera Theatre
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Assoc Professor and Artistic Director of Lyric Opera Theatre
Faculty, Tempe Campus, Mailcode 0405
Assoc Professor and Artistic Director of Lyric Opera Theatre
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Assoc Professor and Artistic Director of Lyric Opera Theatre
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Biography

Brian DeMaris currently serves as Music Director of Mill City Summer Opera and Artist-Faculty at the Aspen Music Festival. He has worked with New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Syracuse Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, American Opera Projects, American Lyric Theater, Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Music Saint Croix and the Israel Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared at the United Nations, the Aspen Music Festival, Boston’s Jordan Hall, New York’s Studio 54, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Alice Tully Hall, and in recitals, competitions, and master classes throughout the United States and abroad. He is the 2nd place winner of the 2013 American Prize in Opera and Musical Theater Conducting. Having served as Director of Opera and Musical Theatre at Ithaca College since 2008, in 2015 he joins the faculty of Arizona State University as Artistic Director of the Lyric Opera Theatre program.

DeMaris has also taught at Lawrence University, New England Conservatory School of Continuing Education, George Mason University's International Opera Alliance, the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, and "Meet the Artist" at Lincoln Center.

He has served on panels with Opera America and the National Opera Association, and presented master classes with the National Association of Teachers of Singing, New York State Music Teachers Association and New York State School Music Association. His students have performed on Broadway, film and television, and at opera companies and festivals throughout the world.

Education

B.M. Ithaca College

M.M. New England Conservatory

Research Interests

Opera, Musical Theatre, Conducting, New work development

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MUP 373Music Theatre: Performance
MUP 451Repertoire
MUP 551Repertoire
MUP 573Music Theatre: Performance
MUP 591Seminar
MUP 596Solo Performance
MUP 597Solo Performance
MUP 598Special Topics
MUP 727Studio Instruction
MUP 790Reading and Conference
MUP 796Solo Performance
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MUP 373Music Theatre: Performance
MUP 451Repertoire
MUP 499Individualized Instruction
MUP 551Repertoire
MUP 573Music Theatre: Performance
MUP 590Reading and Conference
MUP 591Seminar
MUP 596Solo Performance
MUP 597Solo Performance
MUP 598Special Topics
MUP 727Studio Instruction
MUP 790Reading and Conference
MUP 796Solo Performance
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MUP 373Music Theatre: Performance
MUP 451Repertoire
MUP 499Individualized Instruction
MUP 551Repertoire
MUP 554Repertoire Score Study
MUP 573Music Theatre: Performance
MUP 591Seminar
MUP 596Solo Performance
MUP 597Solo Performance
MUP 598Special Topics
MUP 727Studio Instruction
MUP 790Reading and Conference
MUP 796Solo Performance
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MUP 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MUP 373Music Theatre: Performance
MUP 451Repertoire
MUP 495Performance
MUP 496Performance
MUP 499Individualized Instruction
MUP 551Repertoire
MUP 573Music Theatre: Performance
MUP 590Reading and Conference
MUP 591Seminar
MUP 596Solo Performance
MUP 597Solo Performance
MUP 598Special Topics
MUP 727Studio Instruction
MUP 790Reading and Conference
MUP 796Solo Performance
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MUP 373Music Theatre: Performance
MUP 573Music Theatre: Performance
MUP 591Seminar
MUP 596Solo Performance
MUP 597Solo Performance
MUP 727Studio Instruction
Honors / Awards

American Prize in Opera and Musical Theatre Conducting, 2nd place - 2013 and 2015

Professional Associations
Member Musical Theatre Educators Association, National Opera Association, Opera America; Panels and presentations with Opera America, National Opera Association, New York Music Teachers Association, New York State Music Association, Arizona Music Educators Association and National Association of Teachers of Singing
Work History
Music Director, Mill City Summer Opera; Artist Faculty, Aspen Music Festival and School; Performances with Anchorage Opera, Ash Lawn Opera, Syracuse Opera and Tri-Cities Opera; Music staff at New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Glimmerglass Opera; Guest conducting appearances with Israel Chamber Orchestra, Syracuse Symphoria, Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra; Formerly Director of Opera and Musical Theatre at Ithaca College