Instructor of Vocal Arts, Interlochen Arts Camp
Assistant Professor of Voice and Voice Pedagogy, Texas Christian University
D.M.A., Vocal Performance and Voice Pedagogy, University of Houston; M.M., Vocal Performance, University of Houston; B.M., Vocal Performance, Southern Methodist University
Baritone James D. Rodriguez holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Methodist University.
He has most recently performed and co-hosted the Carnegie Hall Linkup Concerts with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and sang the baritone solos in Handel’s Messiah with the San Antonio Symphony. Notable operatic roles include Tonio (Pagliacci), Escamillo (Carmen), Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Dandini (La Cenerentola), Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Belcore (L’Elisir d’Amore), Rappaccini (La Hija de Rappaccini), and the title roles in Don Giovanni and Rigoletto with such companies as Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera IOWA, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, the Natchez Festival of Music, Opera in the Heights, and the Moores Opera Center. Concert appearances include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Fauré’s Requiem, Carlisle Floyd’s Pilgrimage, and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. He regularly performs solo recitals, most recently with Austin Chamber Music Center, Phil Kramer Recital Series (Houston), Memorial Classic Music Series (Houston), and Coe College Music Department (Iowa).
Dr. Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Voice Pedagogy at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.