Professor of Voice, Lyric Diction, and Pedagogy
366 Frohnmayer Music Building
DMA 1997, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins
MMus 1972, Vocal Performance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
AB 1970, Music, Sweet Briar College
Mozart Prize, “Francisco Vinas” International Voice Competition; Barcelona
First Prize, “92nd Street Y” Orchestra Competition; New York
First Place, National Association of Teachers of Singing Southeast Competition
Soprano Ann Tedards is a professor of voice at the School of Music and Dance. From 2000-2014 Tedards served as Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies.
Tedards' studies in addition to her degrees include the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, Goldovsky Opera Institute, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. She has studied voice with Emmy Joseph (New York), Jean Stawski (Munich) and Phyllis Bryn-Julson (Baltimore) and opera performance with Judith Raskin (NewYork).
Her professional career began as a soloist with the New York Pro Musica Antiqua, touring the United States extensively. Her debut as Marzelline in Beethoven's Fidelio at Ulmer Theater (Germany) launched her European operatic career. Other opera engagements include Stadttheaters Klagenfurt and Baden bei Wien, Theater Heilbronn, Princeton Opera Theater and The Washington Opera.
Equally at home on the concert stage, Tedards has appeared as a soloist in Europe with the Vienna Symphony, Austrian Radio Orchestra, Vienna Choir Boys, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Ensemble Moderne (Berlin), and Ensemble Kontrapunkte (Vienna), and in the United States with the Washington Bach Consort, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Oregon Repertory Singers, Amor Artis Orchestra (New York), Mid-Atlantic Chamber Orchestra and Seattle Philharmonic. Solo festival appearances include the Carinthian Summer Festival in Austria, Oregon Bach Festival, Viennese “Schubertiade” and the Festival Music Society of Indiana.
Her chamber music experience includes performances with Clemencic Ensemble, Ensemble Melkus, Wiener Bachsolisten, the Barocktrio Wien, the Orpheus Ensemble (Salzburg), The Third Angle (Portland), the Chamber Ensemble of Notre Dame (Baltimore) and the Classical Consort (Seattle).
She has recorded for the MSR Classics, Musical Heritage Society, Orfeo, and Soundspells labels, and published a biography of the singer, Marian Anderson.
- 2009 Songs by Libby Larsen with Marva Duerksen, piano
- 2001 "Evening Banquet" Chamber Music for Soprano, Horn and Piano Barry Tuckwell, Producer With Mary Bisson, Horn, and Mary Woehr, Piano
- 2000 "Moon Music 2000" Soundspells Recordings Meyer Kupferman, A Crucible for the Moon With UO Percussion Ensemble, Charles Dowd, Director
- 1986 Gluck, Paride ed Elena (Soprano Solo) Orfeo International Music GmbH Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of the Austrian Radio Lothar Zagrosek, Conductor
- 1974 Gagliano, La Dafne (Nymph) The Musical Heritage Society New York Pro Musica Antiqua George Houle, Director