American baritone Tod Fitzpatrick, D.M.A., is an active singer, teacher and researcher. Some of the organizations with which he has performed include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Opera, Opera Pacific, the Virginia Symphony, Virginia Opera, the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, the Britten-Pears Programme in Aldeborough, the San Francisco Opera Center, the Tanglewood Music Center, the Sacramento Choral Society, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, and the Utah Festival Opera Company.
Dr. Fitzpatrick can be heard on a recent recording of songs by American composer Celius Dougherty, released on Meyer Media Recordings, titled “Traditional American Folk Songs.” He can also be heard on a 2017 Albany Records recording of American art songs, titled “Love the Fair Day: Songs and Duets from the Second New England School.”
In the fall of 2015, Fitzpatrick was invited to present his research on “Performance Practice and Vocal Registration in Gustav Mahler’s “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen” at the Pan-American Vocology Association (PAVA) Symposium. He presented a study entitled “The Professional Las Vegas Singing Performer: An Assessment of Performance Activity, Environmental Influences and Vocal Demands” at PAVA in conjunction with the Fall Voice Conference in October of 2016.
Fitzpatrick was awarded the UNLV College of Fine Arts “Teacher of the Year Award” in 2014, and recently taught lessons and master classes at Chapman University, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, California State University, Sacramento, the University of Notre Dame, and Baldwin Wallace Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the Cal-Western Regional Governor for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) from 2010-2014, and coordinated the prestigious NATS Intern Program; he will serve as the Program Committee Chair for the upcoming NATS national conference.
Currently, Fitzpatrick hosts a weekly radio program on KUNV dedicated to the creative work of students and faculty titled “The Musicians’ Compendium,” and he also serves as the Associate Director of the School of Music.