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Dr. Roberto Mancusi, bass-baritone

Dr. Roberto Mancusi is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he has taught since 2008. Prior to his arrival in Tennessee, he was an assistant professor at Eastern New Mexico University (Portales, New Mexico) and an adjunct professor at Avila College (Kansas City, Missouri), Baker University (Baldwin City, Kansas), and Graceland College (Lamoni, Iowa).

As a singer, Dr. Mancusi has performed across the country and in England. He has performed in over 20 different operas and musicals ranging from Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) and Falstaff (Falstaff) to Prologus/Pseudolus (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum). On the concert stage, Dr. Mancusi has been heard as the bass soloist in such works as Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and Symphony No. 9, Faure's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Haydn's The Creation, and Mendelssohn's Elijah, among others. Most recently, Dr. Mancusi made his international debut in concert at London's prestigious St. Martin-in-the-Fields church.

Dr. Mancusi is, also, an accomplished clinician, adjudicator and author. He has given numerous master classes for singers of all levels, throughout the Midwest, South and Southwest. He has served as an adjudicator for district and regional auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and New Mexico All-State auditions, as well as a number of local and regional talent competitions. As an author, Dr. Mancusi's first textbook, Voice for Non-Majors, was published in 2008 by Pearson/Prentice Hall and is in use around the world.

Dr. Mancusi holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree from Simpson College (Indianola, Iowa) where he studied with Dr. Wayne Crannell. He holds both a Master of Music in Performance and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City- Conservatory of Music and Dance, where he studied with Dr. Anne Delaunay. While at the Conservatory, Dr. Mancusi received numerous performance scholarships and was given one of only two teaching assistantships in voice.

At the University of Tennessee at Martin, Dr. Mancusi's teaching responsibilities include: applied lessons, Aural Skills I & II, Voice Class, Voice Science & Pedagogy, Vocal Literature II, Beginning Choral Techniques & Conducting, directing the Lyric Opera Theater, Masterpieces of Music, Music In Our Time, and Freshman Studies. Teaching awards include being listed in the 11th edition of Who's Who Among American Teachers. In 2010, Dr. Mancusi was awarded one of the UTM College of Humanities and Fine Arts- Outstanding Junior Faculty Awards and was inducted in Phi Kappa Phi (National Academic Honor Society). He is also a member of: the National Association of Teachers of Singing, The Voice Foundation, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Pi Kappa Lambda (National Music Honor Society).

Performing Resume- Available upon request

Ciriculum Vitae- Available upon request

 

Repertoire Performed

Opera Roles

 
Role
Opera
Composer

Dulcamara
Ariodates
Le Comte des Grieux
Melchior
Balthazar
Page
Dr. Gregg
Colas
Don Alfonso
Commendatore
Dr. Bartolo
Sarastro
Musiklehrer
The Husband
Falstaff
Baron Duophol

L'elisir d'amore
Serse
Manon
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Gallantry
Bastien and Bastienne
Cosi fan tutte
Don Giovanni
Le nozze di Figaro
Die Zauberflöte
Ariadne auf Naxos
The Wise Women
Falstaff
La Traviata

Gaetano Donizetti
George F. Handel
Jules Massenet
Gian Carlo Menotti
Gian Carlo Menotti
Gian Carlo Menotti
Douglas Moore
W.A. Mozart
W.A. Mozart
W.A. Mozart
W.A. Mozart
W.A. Mozart
Richard Strauss
Conrad Susa
Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi

 
Partial Roles & Scenes
 

Giorgio
Zuniga
Zurga
Don Pasquale
Sulpice
Raimondo
Lord Tristan
Méphistophélès
King Philip II
Bernard
Hans Sachs
Wotan

I puritani
Carmen
Les pêcheurs de perles
Don Pasquale
La fille du régiment
Lucia di Lammermoor
Martha
Faust
Don Carlo
Abelard and Heloise
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Die Walküre

Vincenzo Bellini
Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet
Gaetano Donizetti
Gaetano Donizetti
Gaetano Donizetti
Friedrich von Flotow
Charles Gounod
Giuseppe Verdi
Robert Ward
Richar Wagner
Richard Wagner
 
Musical Theater
 
Prologus/Pseudolus
A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum
Stephen Sondheim
 
Concert Repertoire
 
Part
Work
Composer

Bass Soloist
Bass Soloist
Bass Soloist
Bass Soloist
Bass Soloist
Bass Soloist
Bass Soloist
Bass Soloist
Bass Soloist
Bass Soloist
Bass Soloist
Raphael
Bass Soloist
Elijah
Bass Soloist
Narrator (and all characters)

Cantata No. 4 "Christ lag in Todes Banden"
Cantata No. 74 "Wer mich liebet"
Cantata No. 106 "Gottes Zeit"
Cantata No. 211 "Schweigt stille" (Coffee)
Mass in C
Missa Solemnis
Symphony No. 5
Feet of Jesus
Te Deum
Requiem
Messiah
The Creation
Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson)
Elijah
Carmina Burana
L'histoire du soldat
J.S. Bach
J.S. Bach
J.S. Bach
J.S. Bach
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
Judith Cloud
Antonin Dvorak
Gabriel Fauré
George F. Handel
Franz Joseph Haydn
Franz Joseph Haydn
Felix Mendelssohn
Carl Orff
Igor Stravinsky
     

 

Upcoming Performances and Events

March 21, 2014



North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial National Conference
with Dr. Doug Owens, saxophone and Dr. Scott Roberts, piano

5:00p University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

October 19, 2014



 From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: The Art of the Bass-Baritone
(Faculty Recital) [Program]
with Ms. Delana Easley, piano
3:00 p.m. UTM Fine Arts Building Recital Hall

   
   
   
   

~Photos~

Headshot



Donizetti- L'elisir d'amore (2002)




Verdi-
Falstaff (2008)
[ Civic Opera Theater of Kansas City with Stacey Stofferahn (Alice) and Denise Knowlton (Dame Quickly)]

           

                            

         


Concert at St. Martin-in-the-Fields (2011)

Schubert- Erlkönig (2012)
[In Four Pictures]

         
           Narrator                                                       Father                                                           Erlkönig                                         Child

 

UTM Friends of Music Gala (2014)
"Stars" from Les Misérables

            


~Audio
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~Videos ~
(Click on the title to view video)

The Music of the Night
from The Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd Webber)

The People That Walked In Darkness
from Messiah (Handel)

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
from How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Hague)

 

~Books~


~Recordings~

 

~Interviews/Articles~
(
Click Title for Article)

from Education News.org

"An Interview with Roberto Mancusi: About Vocal Music In the Schools"- Michael F. Shaughnessy (May 9, 2006)

"An Interview with Roberto Mancusi: Voice for Non-Majors"- Michael F Shaughnessy (May 14, 2008)

 

~Reviews~

About... Falstaff

"Mancusi made a fine Falstaff, with a commanding voice and an engaging physical and comedic presence that nicely captured the character's epicurean fullness."
-Robert Eisele, "'Falstaff' woos and wins with charm", Kansas City Star (August 17, 2004)

"Roberto Mancusi's portrayal of the wine-guzzling Falstaff was completely engaging."
-Paul Horsley, "Imagine, Branson and Verdi side by side", Kansas City Star (August 22,2004)


About... Voice For Non-Majors

"Mancusi explains the principles of singing in a clear and straightforward manner."
-Debra Greschner, "Bookshelf", The Journal of Singing, September/October 2010, volume 76: pg. 103.

 

 

University of Tennessee at Martin Voice Area

Your Success

Committment
Here at UTM, our goal is to make you the best musician, artist, and music educator you can be. We do that through a rigorous schedule of classes, individual lessons, ensembles, performances, and most importantly, practicing. Music is a discipline. Your love for this art form carries you through the difficult times when you need to be studying or practicing even though would rather be doing something else. The time you spend practicing is the time you spend investing in your future. It is your time to progress. You see, as a music major, your day does not end simply because all of the classes are done for the day. Evening performances, ensemble/production rehearsals, and individual practicing continue often until the the building closes.

Being a music major is a committment to something greater than yourself. It is a committment to excellence. We are committed to providing you with an excellent education. We ask that you committ to striving towards excellence in your own work. If you do not feel you are able to maintain such a high standard of work, a degree in vocal music is not for you.

The Voice Faculty
Student success is our main priority. Our goal at UTM is to make sure that you successfully complete your degree in a reasonable amount of time. As such, we are always checking in with students, working with students, and talking with students to make sure that they are staying on top of their work. If you need help, our office hours are posted outside our door and our contact information is always available. In fact, in my studio, all of my students have my cell phone number. As long as it is not abused, they are free to contact me with questions, concerns, or anything else that might require my assistance. Always remember, we are here to make sure that you have all the help you could possibly need to succeed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Auditions & Scholarships

Auditions
Students who wish to specialize in vocal studies at UTM will need to schedule an audition with our voice faculty. The audition requirements are two songs in contrasting styles, preferably from the standard classical repertoire (in any language), such as opera or oratorio arias, or art-songs. Broadway musical selections and traditional spirituals are acceptable as well. All pieces should be performed from memory. An accompanist will be provided to assist you at the audition.

Scholarships
There are many scholarship opportunities for students entering UTM as freshman music majors. Some are participation awards for singing in one of our ensembles, others are based on high school grades, ACT score, and musical achievement (i.e. All-West, All-State). [PLEASE NOTE: A minimum score of 22 is required in order to be admitted into the education program at UTM in their junior year. It is recommended that students complete this hurdle before entering college. For music majors specifically, a higher ACT score has been shown to be a good indicator of a student's success in our program.]

 

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