Education

Doctor of Musical Arts Vocal Performance - Cincinnati, OH - In Progress
Doctor of Musical Arts in Education - Canyon College - 2010
Masters in Vocal Performance - Wichita State University - 1995
Bachelors in Music Eduction - University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music - 1990

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Dody joined the Glenville State faculty in 2008 after having taught at Bethany College (Lindsborg, KS) and at the University of Nebraska- Omaha. She teaches all voice related courses, including Applied lessons, Class Voice, Song Literature, Diction for Singers, Vocal Pedagogy Seminar, Choral Methods, and Choral Conducting in addition to conducting the GSC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. Dr. is active as a performer and is interested in research including the effects of sound therapy/healing and classical singing with regards to bariatric surgery.

Awards:

  • Barry Alexander International Voice Competition; 1st Prize Winner
  • Metropolitan Opera Guild Competition; Regional Finalist
  • Contemporary Opera Competition 3rd Prize Winner; McMahon International Competition
  • McMahon International Competition, New York Vocal Artists; Semi-Finalist
  • Naftzger Young Artist; 1st Prize Winner
  • Meistersinger Competition; 3rd Prize Winner
  • McCammon Opera Competition; Semi-Finalist
  • Opera Columbus Competition; 1st Prize Winner
  • NATSAA Voice Competition; Semi-Finalist
  • Stewart Opera Awards; 1st Prize Winner
  • Washington International Competition; Semi-Finalist
  • Klose-Seybold Awards; 1st Prize Winner
  • Oustanding Master's Candidate; WSU; Winner

Performances:

  • Fiordiligi - "Cosi fan tutte"; Rome Festival
  • Witch - "Hänsel & Gretel"; Whitewater Opera; Opera Kansas
  • Mother - "Respighi Scenes"; Opera Theatre Lucca; Italy
  • Mrs. Gleaton - "Susannah"; Kentucky Opera
  • Countess - "Le Nozze di Figaro"; Des Moines Metro Opera (cover performance)
  • Mary - "The Ballad of Baby Doe"; Des Moines Metro Opera
  • Lady Billows - "Albert Herring"; CCM Opera Theatre
  • Mother - "Amahl & the Night Visitors"; Opera Kansas
  • Layla's Mother - "The Song of Majnun"; CCM, Opera Theatre
  • Alice Ford Falstaff - "Wichita State"; Opera Theatre
  • Mother and Witch - "Hänsel & Gretel"; Wichita State Opera Theatre
  • Mrs. Gobineau - "The Medium"; Wichita State Opera Theatre
  • First Lady - "The Magic Flute"; Opera in the Ozarks
  • Candace - "The Village Singer"; Opera in the Ozark
  • Soprano and Euphonium Faculty Recital – GSC and at Marshall University (premiere of arrangements for soprano and euphonium by Dr. Dody)
  • Carnegie Hall premiere of Jonathan Wilcox – A Great and Glorious Victory
  • Concert with Rome Festival Orchestra – Rome, Italy
  • BAIVC Winners Recital – Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
  • American Premiere of Lars Erik Larssons’ A God Disguised with Håkan Hagegård
In addition to these, Dr. Dody has appeared throughout Austria, Germany and Italy in opera and recitals as well as throughout the Midwest and eastern United States.