Director of the Young Artist Program
Performer, educator, and entrepreneur Graham Fandrei has been one of South Florida’s most active classical singers, singing with Florida Grand Opera, Seraphic Fire, the Master Chorale of South Florida, Opera Naples, Gulfshore Opera, the Young Patronesses of the Opera, Miami Lyric Opera, Orchestra Miami, and as the official national anthem singer for the Florida Panthers hockey team. His performance background includes operatic and concert performances in the U.S. (Knoxville Opera, Connecticut Concert Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera Omaha, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival), Europe (Rotterdam Philharmonic), and Asia (Imperial Theatre in Tokyo), and he was also an original cast member in film director Baz Luhrmann’s landmark production of La bohème on Broadway.
Mr. Fandrei has spent years as an educator in colleges, public schools, and as a private voice teacher. He has done master classes at high schools and universities including Gulf Coast University, has taught general elementary school music, was the chorus director and director of four steel pan orchestras at MAST Academy high school, and was a voice teacher in the classical and musical theater departments at the New World School of the Arts. He has maintained a private voice studio of over 20 students in South Florida since 2006, teaching styles ranging from classical to pop.
As an entrepreneur Mr. Fandrei conceived, developed, and managed an online search engine for classical singers and performing arts institutions, Singer-Search.com. Mr. Fandrei attended the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied voice with soprano Patricia Craig and participated in the opera studies program under Maestro John Moriarty. Mr. Fandrei also attended The Juilliard School in New York, studying voice with both David Clatworthy and W. Stephen Smith.