Assistant Professor of Voice, Director of Opera and Music Theatre, Chair of Division of Music

Voice, Opera, Music Theatre

(904) 256-7347
rtudor@ju.edu

Tudor[1].jpgRobert W. Tudor serves as Director of Music Theatre and Opera and chair of the Division of Music at Jacksonville University.  His multifaceted career has included work as a performer, teacher, and administrator, including leadership positions in The Florida International Festival, American Classic Voyages, The Association of Boarding Schools, and Levine School of Music.

Since his arrival at Jacksonville University (JU) in 2006, Rob reintroduced full-length opera at JU with Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and co-directed an original multi-disciplinary collaborative work The Orpheus Project with Brian Palmer.  He served as musical director for Stephen Sondheim’s Company, and Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! , and Stephen Flaherty's Ragtime - The Musical.

As a singer, Rob has been praised by The Washington Post for his “powerful singing voice,” and “notable acting skills”.  He has performed opera, musical theatre, cabaret, and concert works throughout the United States.  Roles have included Papageno in The Magic Flute, The Lecturer in Dominick Argento’s monodramatic opera A Waterbird Talk, Freddy in My Fair Lady, and Murdoch in Titanic – A New Musical.  Other productions include Follies, Iolanthe, The Fantastics, and Gianni Schicchi.  Concert works include the Requiems of Fauré and Duruflé, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Schubert's Mass in G, Saint-Saens’s Christmas Oratorio.  Rob is a frequent guest soloist at the Montana Early Music Festival and Helena Choral Week as a guest artist and instructor.

A champion of innovative performance practice, Rob has designed thematic art song recitals and concert works employing simultaneous projections of visual media (including paintings, sculpture), inspired by the poetry of the text, and performed them in the Washington, DC and Jacksonville areas.  He created the role of Gouvenor Morris in Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia’s commissioned work Nancy, by Garrison Hull, and premiered an orchestral work for baritone and oboe soloists by Lawrence Moss, entitled Dawn to Dawn – Five Poems of the Tang Dynasty. 

Rob received a Doctorate in Musical Arts in Voice Performance from the University of Maryland, College Park, Master of Music from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University.  Awards include a 2003 Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council, and 2004 Artist of the Year from Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, and Jacksonville University's Institutional Excellence Award in the Spring of 2009.