Assistant Professor of Voice
Associate Director of The Conservatory
M.M., Indiana University
B.M., Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music
Soprano Nanette Canfield has extensive performance experience in a wide variety of musical genres including opera, oratorio, sacred music, art song, chamber music, and music theatre. The music of contemporary composers is among her particular interests, and she has collaborated with such composers as Krzysztof Penderecki, Lukas Foss, John Corigliano, Daniel Pinkham, Joseph Schwantner, Christopher Butterfield, and Loris Chobanian on performances of their works. She has appeared in recital and concert in performance venues throughout the Great Lakes Region, and has created roles in several world premier productions in the U.S. and Canada. Ms. Canfield has appeared as soloist with, among others, the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Opera, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Lansing Lyric Opera, the Cleveland New Music Associates, the Robert Page Cleveland Singers, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony, the Mansfield Symphony, the Johnstown Symphony, and on the Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival and the Banff Arts Festival. Her students have been accepted for graduate work at some of the foremost music schools in the country, and many have gone on to enjoy successful careers as performing musicians, music educators, and music therapists. Ms. Canfield is currently the soprano soloist at the historic Church of the Covenant in Cleveland, and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Opera America, The College Music Society, The Contemporary Recording Society, and The American Music Center. She has recorded new music for voice on the CRS label.