Tenor Anthony Dean Griffey produced large and gleaming tone and displayed subtle musical and verbal intelligence. He is an altogether exceptional artist.” – Boston Globe
The Eastman School of Music has announced that Anthony Dean Griffey will join the faculty as a professor of voice. Mr. Griffey is an alumnus, having received both a Performer’s Certificate as well as a Master of Music degree from Eastman. The position will allow him to maintain a vocal studio, as well as continue his slate of international performing engagements.
Russell Miller, chair of Eastman’s voice and opera department, shared the school’s enthusiasm about Anthony’s new role in their press release: “Mr. Griffey’s commitment to expressive communication of text and character as well as of beautiful sound is in the best tradition of Eastman. The palpable excitement of our students at the warmth of his singing and the effectiveness of his teaching shows how much our whole department will benefit from having this distinguished alumnus with us.”
Of his new appointment, Anthony says: “Eastman has always held a special place in my heart from the time I was accepted to study with John Malloy. It is a collegial and supportive place for students who come to work and learn, with tremendous camaraderie among the faculty. I love to teach, and to teach and continue to perform is to combine both of my loves.”