Daniel O’Dea
Instructor of Voice
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Daniel O’Dea, tenor, is a Grammy award winning performer and completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received the Collins Fellowship. He performs regularly with The Crossing, winning a Grammy with them in 2018 and nominated in 2016. He is a versatile and seasoned performer proficient in opera, musical theater and contemporary music.

He been praised for his “high, clear voice” and powerful performances. Locally he has performed with Madison Choral Project, Middleton Players Theater, Madison Bach Musicians, Present Music Milwaukee, the Token Creek Music Festival and others. Regionally he has worked with the Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus, Chicago Bach Project, Grant Park Symphony Chorus, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and Peninsula Music Festival.

He received his Artist Diploma in Opera from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), Masters of Music in Voice from CCM and Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance from Westminster Choir College. He was an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera and Cedar Rapids Opera and is an alumnus of the Aspen Opera Theater Center, Brevard Music Center and the Chautauqua Institute.

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