The Professional Portfolio of Anthony Offerle

The professional portfolio of Anthony Offerle

Curriculum Vitae

Contact

Work

Management

Education

Doctor of Arts - Voice Performance / Opera Stage Directing
1996 - 1999
University of Northern Colorado School of Music, Greeley, CO
Dissertation: The Operas of Richard Faith© 1999
Graduate Coursework - Voice Performance
1990 - 1991
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH
Master of Music - Voice Performance
1986 - 1988
Converse College School of Music, Spartanburg, SC
Bachelor of Music Education - Choral / Voice
1982 - 1986
Stetson University School of Music, DeLand, FL

Teaching and administrative experience

Associate Professor of Music - Voice Faculty / Director of Opera - Tenure Track
2004 - Present
University of Florida - School of Music, Gainesville, FL
Voice Faculty
2007 - Present
VOICExperience - Sherrill Milnes and Friends
(National Training Program) Orlando and Tampa, FL (summer program)
Voice Faculty / Opera Scenes
2000 - Present
Operafestival di Roma - Rome, Italy (summer program)
Associate Professor of Music - Voice Area Coordinator / Director of Opera
2000 - 2004 (Promoted 2002)
Charleston Southern University - Horton School of Music, Charleston, SC
Assistant Professor of Music - Voice / Opera
1994 - 2000 (Promoted 1998)
Eastern New Mexico University - School of Music, Portales, NM
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music - Voice Faculty / Opera
1993 - 1994
University of Evansville, Evansville, Ind.
Private Voice Instructor
1989 - 1991
University of Cincinnati - College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH
Public School Teacher / Choral Director
1988 - 1989
McCracken Junior High School, Spartanburg, SC
Instructor of Voice
1986 - 1988
Converse College School of Music - Preparatory Department, Spartanburg, SC

Opera and musical theatre stage directing experience

The University of Florida Opera Theatre Workshop - Director and Producer
2004 - Present
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Opera program Web site
Productions: La Traviata, Suor Angelica, The Devil and Daniel Webster, The Mikado, Opera à la Carte, A Night at the Opera, Opera Outreach Scenes Productions
2008-09 Productions: Tosca / Opera Pastiche
The University of Florida Musical Theatre - Musical Director and Orchestra Conductor
2004 - Present
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Productions: Anything Goes, Hello Dolly, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Opera à la Carte.
2008 Productions: Tosca / Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Charleston Southern University Opera Workshop - Director and Producer
2000 - 2004
Charleston Southern University - Horton School of Music, Charleston, SC
Productions: Suor Angelica, Oklahoma, Vive L'Opéra, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Mostly Mozart Scenes
Eastern New Mexico University - Musical Theater and Opera Scenes Co-Director
1994 - 2000
Productions: "The Swanee Singers" Touring Scenes Productions, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Oklahoma
University of Northern Colorado - Opera Scenes Director (Teaching Assistant)
1996 - 1997
University of Northern Colorado School of Music, Greeley, CO.
Productions: Opera Evolution, Opera Nights

Selected Ensemble Directing Experience

Charleston Southern University Men's Chorus - Director
2000 - 2004
Charleston Southern University - Horton School of Music, Charleston, SC
University of Evansville Women's Chorus
1993 - 1994
University of Evansville, IN
McCracken Junior High School Choruses
1988 - 1989
McCracken Junior High School, Spartanburg, SC

Creative Research Activities

Since appointment to The University of Florida faculty in 2004

Vocal Performances

Die Zauberflöte - Mozart: International performance - Sarastro
Opera Estate. Rome, Italy. (July 22, 23, 24, and 26, 2008)
Elijah - Mendelssohn: National Performance - Elijah
Witchita State Symphony and Chorus, Wichita, KS. (May 9, 2008)
Missa in Tempore Belli - Haydn: Regional Performance - Bass Soloist
Hilton Head Chorale and Orchestra, Hilton Head, Sc. (April 11 and 12, 2008)
Requiem - Fauré: Regional Perfomance - Bass Soloist
Brevard Symphony Orchestra, King Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne, FL (Two performances, March 8, 2007)
Iluminaciones (World-premiere) - Z. Randall Stroope: Regional Performance - Bass Soloist
Hilton Head Chorale and Orchestra. Hilton Head, SC. (December 7 and 8, 2007)
The Loathly Lady - Paul Richards: National non-commercial recording project - lead role of The Knight
Recorded in Gainesville, FL. (August 2007)
La Traviata - Verdi: Regional Performance - Germont
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in collaboration with the UF Opera Theatre, Gainesville, FL. (April 21, 2007)
Ein deutsches Requiem - Brahms: Off-campus / Local Performance - Bass-Baritone soloist
Gainesville Civic Chorus and Philharmonic Orchestra, Gainesville, FL. (March 31, 2007)
Elijah - Mendelssohn: Off-Campus / Local Performance - Elijah
Marion County Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Ocala, FL (February 18, 2007)
The Messiah - Handel: Off-campus / Local Performance - Bass Soloist
Gainesville Civic Chorus and Philharmonic Orchestra. First Presbyterian Church Gainesville, FL (December 17, 2006)
Christmas Hodie and Fantasia on Christmas Carols - Vaughan Williams: State Performance - Bass Soloist
The Lake Wales Chorale, Orchestra and Youth Choir, Lake Wales, FL (December 15 and 16, 2006)
Requiem - Mozart: National Performance - Bass Soloist
Hays Symphony and Masterworks Choir / Beach-Schmidt Performing Arts Center, Fort Hays, KS. (April 30, 2006)
Requiem - Dvorak: Off-campus / Local Performance - Bass Soloist
The University of Florida Symphony Orchestra and Concert Choir, Gainesville Civic Chorale, Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL. (April 22, 2006)
Mass - Salieri: Regional Performance - Bass Soloist
Hilton Head Chorale and Orchestra, Hilton Head, SC. (April 5, 2006)
St. Luke Passion - Bach: Regional Performance - Bass Soloist
The Bach Festival of Central Florida, Lakeland, FL (March 19, 2006)
The Italian Baroque: State Performance - Bass Soloist
The Bach Festival of Central Florida, Lakeland, FL. (March 17 and 19, 2006)
Hänsel und Gretel - E. Humperdinck: National Performance - Peter (Vater)
Pacific Repertoire Opera, Cohan Performing Arts Center, San Louis Obispo, CA. (October 27 and 29, 2006)
Carmina Burana - Carl Orff: State Performance - Bass Soloist
Dance Alive! and The University of Florida Symphony Orchestra - UF Concert Choir, Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL (October 10, 17 and 18 2006)
Requiem - Mozart: Regional Performance - Bass Soloist
Charleston Symphony Chamber Ensemble, Summerville Community Choir and Charleston Southern Choirs, Charleston, SC. (October 9 and 10, 2006)
Amahl and the Night Visitors - Gian Carlo Menotti: - Off-Campus / Local Performance - King Melchior
First Presbyterian Church and Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, Gainesville, FL (January 2006)
The Messiah - Handel: Off-Campus / Local Performance - Bass Soloist
Gainesville Civic Chorus and Philharmonic Orchestra, Gainesville, FL (December 6, 2005)
The Three Italian Tenors: Regional Performance - Guest Vocalist with the Three Italian Tenors in a concert performance
Gainesville, FL. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL. (November 6, 2005)
Don Giovanni - Mozart: National Performance - Masetto
Pacific Repertoire Opera, Cohan Performing Arts Center, San Louis Obispo, CA. (October 21 and 22, 2005)
Voice Recital: National Performance
Concert at Merkin Recital Hall, New York, NY with soprano Elizabeth Graham and pianist Kevin Sharpe. (September 18, 2005)
Reviewed: NY Amsterdam News, Raoul Abdul, "The first half of the concert was devoted to the vocal music. Offerle brought to his selections an exceptionally beautiful baritone, fine technical command and considerable interpretive skill. He was especially effective in his reading of the seldom-heard Ibert cycle with texts by Ronsard and Arnoux. He proved to be a compelling singing-actor."
Le nozze di Figaro - Mozart: International Performance - Don Bartolo
Opera Estate. Rome, Italy. (July 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2005)
Requiem - Mozart: International Performance - Bass soloist with the Orchestra Mozart Sinfonietta
Chiesa di S. Ignazio, Rome, Italy. (June 16, 2005)
Piccolo Spoleto Festival: Anchored in the Lord: Moses Hogan, Walter Hawkins and André Thomas - Regional Performance - Bass Soloist
First Scots Presbyterian Church, Charleston, SC. (May 28, 2005)
Mass of the Children - John Rutter: Regional Performance - Bass Soloist
Hilton Head Chorale Society and Orchestra. Hilton Head, SC. (April 15, 2005)
American Guild of Organists Festival of Hymns: Off-campus / Local Performance - Bass Soloist
Holy Trinity Church, Gainesville, FL (April 10, 2005)
Das Weihnachtsoratorium - Bach: Regional Performance - Bass Soloist
Hilton Head Chorale Society and Orchestra, Hilton Head, SC (December 10, 2004)
Elijah - Mendelssohn: Regional Performance - Elijah
Spartanburg Symphony, Festival Chorus, and the CSU and Converse College Choirs, Spartanburg, SC. (November 22, 2004)
Elijah - Mendelssohn: Regional Performance - Elijah
Charleston Symphony Chamber Ensemble and the Charleston Southern University and Converse College Choirs, Charleston, SC. (November 14, 2004)
Soloist in Residence - International Performance - Bass Soloist
Charleston Southern University Choir Performances, York Minster Cathedral York, England. (June 4-11, 2004)
An American Celebration: Regional Performance - Bass Soloist
Hilton Head Chorale Society and Orchestra, Hilton Head, SC. (May 17, 2004)
A Night at the Opera - Regional Performance - Bass Soloist
The Savannah Symphony Orchestra, Lucas Theatre for the Arts Savannah, GA (April 28, 2004)

Opera Roles offered but decline due to institutional responsibilities:

Selected Vocal Performances - University of Florida Campus, Gainesville, FL

Spectacular Moments in Opera: Highlights from Carmen, Rigoletto, and Boris Godunov Bass-Baritone soloist
UF Choirs and Gainesville Civic Chorus and Philharmonic Orchestra, Gainesville, FL. (October 28, 2007)
Jacaré Brazil and Agbedidi Jeliya Concert - Guest vocalist with Center for World Studies and School of Music ensemble
University Auditorium (April 7, 2007)
Music of Paul Richards: Faculty Recital - Soloist
University Auditorium (February 23, 2007)
Dichterliebe - R. Schumann: Faculty Recital - Anthony Offerle, bass-baritone and Dr. Kevin Sharpe, piano.
University Auditorium (April 14, 2006)
Requiem - Mozart: Bass Soloist
International Mozart Choral Festival. University Auditorium. (March 24 and 25, 2006)
Thomas Poole, Alumnus Recital - assisted by Anthony Offerle, baritone
University Auditorium, (October 10, 2006)
Psalm Concert with the University Choir: Bass Soloist
University Auditorium, (March 29, 2005)
The Messiah - Handel: Bass Soloist
Soli Deo Gloria and Chamber Orchestra, University Auditorium (December 11, 2004)
Faculty Recital: Anthony Offerle, bass-baritone and Kevin Sharpe, piano
University Auditorium (November 30, 2004)
Men's Glee Club Concert: Bass Soloist
University Auditorium (October 2004)

Selected Creative Research Performances Prior to 2004

Elijah - Mendelssohn: Regional Performance - Elijah
Long Bay Symphony and Carolina Master Chorale, Myrtle Beach, SC (April 2004)
Carmina Burana - Orff: Regional Performance - Baritone Soloist
The South Carolina Philharmonic - The Koger Center for the Performing Arts, Columbia, SC. (September 27, 2003)
The Mikado - Gilbert and Sullivan: Regional Performance - Poo-Bah
The Hilton Head Symphony - Hilton Head, SC. (March 2003), reviewed
Ein deutsches Requiem - Brahms: Regional Performance - Baritone Soloist
Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Gaillard Performing Arts Center, Charleston, SC. (Nov. 2002)
Carolina Chamber Chorale Concerts and Milken Recording Sessions: Bass Soloist and Section Bass
Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC. (June 2, 3, and 6, 2002)
Requiem - Duruflé: Regional Performance - Bass Soloist
Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Gaillard Performing Arts Center, Charleston, SC. (March 23, 2002)
Le nozze di Figaro - Mozart: Regional Performance - Count Almaviva
USC Orchestra, Koger Center for the Performing Arts, Columbia, SC (February 2002)
Highlights from Gilbert and Sullivan - Regional Performance - Bass Soloist
Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Gaillard Performing Arts Center, Charleston, SC. (January 2002), reviewed
Le nozze di Figaro - Mozart: International Performance - Don Bartolo
Opera Estate, Rome, Italy. (July 21, 22 and 27, 28 2001)
Carolina Chamber Chorale Concerts and Milken Recording Sessions: Bass Soloist and Section Bass
Piccolo Spoleto Festival Charleston, SC. (June 2001)
Easter Oratorio (American Premiere) - Paul Spicer - Bass Soloist - Role of Jesus
Piccolo Spoleto Festival Charleston, SC
Grace Church with Charleston Symphony Orchestra, SC. (June 3, 2001), reviewed
"Anthony Offerle sang Jesus with a silken bass that was warm and secure." Carol Furtwangler: Charleston Post and Courier Reviewer June 4, 2001.
"A major Piccolo Spoleto Festival event took place this summer...the North American Premiere of the Easter Oratorio by Paul Spicer...tenor Walter Cuttino, and Jesus, bass Anthony Offerle, were the strongest singers; both were very clear and projected well." William Thomas Walker: Classical Voice of North Carolina June 2001.
Michelangelo the Musical (World Premiere) - Enrico Garzilli: Regional Performance - Michelangelo
Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Footlight Players Theatre, Charleston, SC. (May 27, 28, and 29, 2001)
Il barbiere di Siviglia - Rossini: International Performance - Don Bartolo
Opera Estate, Rome, Italy. (July 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2000)
The Messiah - Handel: State Performance - Bass Soloist and Section Bass
Piccolo Columbia Chorale Society and Orchestra, Columbia, SC. (December 1999)
National Finalist - Marion Anderson International Voice Competition
One of only ten American singers to be invited to Baltimore for the competition.
College Park, MD. (July 15-24, 1999)
Professional Voice Recital: State Performance
Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts Sponsored by the New Mexico Cultural Arts Council, Ruidoso, NM. (April 1999)
Oklahoma - Rodgers and Hammerstein: State Performance - Curly
New Mexico State Touring Production, Alamogordo, Portales, Clovis, NM (1999)
Das Weihnachtsoratorium - Bach: Regional Performance - Bass Soloist
Larimer Chorale and Fort Collins Symphony, Fort Collins, CO (December 1998)
The Creation - Haydn: National Performance - Bass Soloist and Adam
Nebraska Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra with Cheyenne Symphony, Sidney, NE and Kimball, NE (November 29, 1998)
The Messiah - Handel: National Performance - Bass Soloist
Nebraska Masterworks Chorale and Orchestra with Cheyenne Symphony Sidney, NE and Kimball, NE (December 1997)
Rigoletto - Verdi: Regional Performance - Monterone
Northern Colorado Opera, Greeley, CO. (April 1997)
St. Matthew Passion - Bach: Regional Performance - Bass Soloist
Larimer Chorale and Fort Collins Symphony, CO. (December 1997)
Susannah - Floyd: State Performance - Reverend Olin Blitch
Sierra Blanca Opera, Ruidoso, NM (March 1997)
Don Pasquale - Donizetti: National Performance - Don Pasquale
Wyoming Opera, Cheyenne, WY. (March 1997)
The Tender Land - Copland: Regional Performance - Grandpa Moss
Northern Colorado Opera, Greeley, CO (November 1996)
Carmen - Bizet: National Performance - Zuniga (with soprano Faith Esham)
Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, IN (November 1995)
Madama Butterfly - Puccini: National Performance - L'Imperial Commissario
Dayton Opera Company, OH (June 1994)
The Messiah - Handel: National Performance - Bass Soloist
Detroit Opera Chamber Orchestra, Detroit, MI (December 1993)

Selected performances as a Young Artist in the Cincinnati Opera Apprentice (YAAP) and Ensemble Company (ECCO) Programs (1991-1993):

Les contes d'Hoffmann - Offenbach: National Performance - Villains
Understudy for James Morris
Cincinnati Opera Company, OH (July 1993)
Ruddigore - Gilbert and Sullivan: National Performance - Despard Murgatroyd
Cincinnati Opera Company, OH (June 1993)
Rigoletto - Verdi: National Performance - Count Ceprano
Cincinnati Opera Company, OH (July 1992)
Little Red Riding Hood - Barab: State Performance - Wolf
Cincinnati Opera Company, OH (September 1992 - May 1993)
Tosca - Puccini: National Performance - Il Carceriere (with Richard Leech and Barbara Daniels)
Cincinnati Opera Company, OH (June 1991)

Other professional performances:

Summer theater performances as a professional including:

Creative Research Activities

Productions: As a stage and musical director:

The Mikado - Gilbert and Sullivan: Stage Director, Producer, Musical Staging and Musical Director
University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance, Constans Theatre, Gainesville, FL (April 17, 18, 19, and 20, 2008)
West Side Story: Local - Musical Director / Orchestra Conductor and Recruiter
University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance, Constans Theatre, Gainesville, FL (November 9-11 and 13-18, 2007)
La Traviata - Verdi: Regional - Director of Opera, Producer, Musical Director
The Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL (April 21, 2007)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Local - Musical Director / Orchestra Conductor and Recruiter
University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance, Constans Theatre, Gainesville, FL (November 10, 12, 14-19, 2006), reviewed
Saints and Sinners: Puccini's Suor Angelica and Moore's The Devil and Daniel Webster Local - Stage Director, Producer, Musical Director,
Constans Theatre, Gainesville, FL. (February 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2006)
Hello Dolly: Local - Musical Director / Orchestra Conductor and Recruiter
University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance, Constans Theatre, Gainesville, FL (November 4 - November 13, 2005), reviewed
Too Many Sopranos: Faculty advisor - UF Opera Theatre student directed fundraising production.
University Auditorium, Gainesville, FL. (May 2005)
Opera à la Carte "A Gala of Seventeen Scenes": Local - Stage director, Musical Director, Producer
University Auditorium, Gainesville, FL (April 27, 2005)
Anything Goes - Musical Director / Orchestra Conductor and Recruiter
University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance, Constans Theatre, Gainesville, FL. (October 29 - November 7, 2004), reviewed

Approximately twenty five opera outreach scenes have also been staged from such works as Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Die Fledermaus, and Madama Butterfly.

Master Classes / Workshops / Clinics

Voice Master Class - State
Florida State Music Teacher's Association Annual Conference
Paramount Hotel and Conference Center, Gainesville, FL (June 19, 2008)
Vocal Technique Workshop with Festivals of Music - National
(Worked with choirs from around the country during adjudication of the choral music event.
Orlando, FL (May 2006)
Opera Workshop Seminar - National
(Presented an afternoon of classes on opera scene design and philosophy then coached various scenes that were in production.
Wichita State Opera Theatre, Wichita, KS (May 9, 2006)
Voice Master Class - National
Fort Hays State University - School of Music
Worked with individual singers in a front of an audience of teachers and students. Beach-Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
Fort Hays, KS (May 6, 2006)
Voice Master Class - Local
The University of Florida Choral Workshops
Worked with individual singers in a front of an audience of teachers and students.
University of Florida School of Music, Gainesville, FL (October 27, 2006)
Vocal Technique Workshop with Festivals of Music - National
Worked with choirs from around the country during adjudication of the choral music event.
Orlando, FL (May 2005)
All County Choral Clinician (Tampa, FL) - State
Conducted the Hillsborough All County Jazz Choir through two days of rehearsals and final concert
Tampa, FL (April 1-2, 2005)
Voice Master Class - State
The University of Florida Choral Workshops
Worked with individual singers in a front of an audience of teachers and students.
University of Florida School of Music, Gainesville, FL. (October 28, 2005)
Opera Techniques Master Class - International
Operafestival di Roma, Rome, Italy
Presented bi-weekly classes on opera scene design and philosophy then coached various scenes that were in production.
Villa Torre Rossa Conference Center, (June 29 - July 31, 2005)
Voice Master Class / Opera Seminar - State
Conducted seminars on opera basics and individual instruction in a group setting as part of the UF Opera Outreach Performances.
Over twenty classes from 2004-2008
Voice Master Class - State
The University of Florida Choral Workshops
Worked with individual singers in a front of an audience of teachers and students.
University of Florida School of Music, Gainesville, FL (October 29, 2004)

Selected clinics prior to 2004:

All County Choral Clinician (Charleston, SC) - State
Conducted the Charleston All County Concert Choir through two days of rehearsals and final concert .
Program was with Sally Albrecht who conducted the Jr. High Choir Charleston, SC (April 2003)
New Mexico All State Vocal Clinician - State
Conducted the New Mexico All State Concert Choir through several sessions of vocal technique master classes.
Las Cruces, NM (March 1999)

Selected Lectures / Presentations

Lecture: The University of Florida MENC Chapter
Presented: High School Musical: A Guide for Directing Your First School Production, Gainesville, FL. (March 2008)
Lecture: Presented pre-performance concert lecture, Career of Kiri Te Kanawa
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL. (January 27, 2008)
Interview: Ilene Silverman Show UF Opera episode dedicated to La Traviata
Aired four times WGFL CBS 4. Gainesville, FL. (April 5, 2007)
Lecture: Presented pre-performance opera lecture, Le nozze di Figaro - "A Discussion of its place in Opera History,"
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL. (January 11, 2007)
Lecture: Presented pre-performance concert lecture, Frederica von Stade and Samuel Ramey - "A Pair of Legends,"
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL. (February 10, 2007)
Lecture: Opera in the French Baroque
Presented a PowerPoint presentation on the period with assistance and performance from the UF Opera Outreach.
Institute for Learning in Retirement, Oak Hammock Conference Center, Gainesville, FL. (September 26, 2006)
Lecture: Presented pre-performance opera lecture, Die Fledermaus - "The Bat and the Waltz King,"
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL. (January 18, 2006)
Lecture: Presented pre-performance concert lecture, Renée Fleming - "A Star Rising,"
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL. (January 20, 2006)
Lecture: Presented pre-performance opera lecture, Madama Butterfly - "The Many Colors of the Butterfly,"
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL . (November 21, 2005)
Interview: Ilene Silverman Show - UF Opera episode dedicated to Opera à la Carte
Aired four times WGFL CBS 4, Gainesville, FL. (April 2005)
Lecture: Opera Grande!
Presented a PowerPoint presentation on the opera's appeal to all ages with assistance and performance from the UF Opera Outreach.
Institute for Learning in Retirement, Oak Hammock Conference Center, Gainesville, FL. (September 2005)
Lecture: Presented pre-performance opera lecture, Carmen - "Why She's # 1,"
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL. (January 13, 2005)
Lecture: Presented pre-performance opera lecture, Tosca - "Then and Now,"
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL. (November 17, 2004)
Lecture: Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, and Text in the Operas of Richard Faith
Presented at the premier of Faith's Opera Beauty and the Beast
The University of Evansville, Evansville, IN. (April 1999)

Adjudication (invited)

Florida Vocal Association - State
Judge for North Florida Solo and Ensemble Auditions - District Five
Ocala, FL. (February 8 and 9, 2008)
Festivals of Music - National
Judge for Choral Music Event, Orlando, FL. (May 2006)
Virginia Chapman Voice Competition - Regional
Judge for Brewton-Parker College Vocal Audition
Mount Vernon, GA. (February 27, 2005)
Festivals of Music - National
Judge for Choral Music Event, Orlando, FL. (May 2005)
Musicfest 2005 - National
Judge for Choral Music Event / Orlando, FL. (April 23, 2005)
Giffin Vocal Arts Competition - State
Judge for Stetson University School of Music Vocal Audition
DeLand, FL. (February 2005)
Classic Festivals and Tours - National
Judge for Choral Music Event / Charleston, SC. (May 1, 2004)

Conferences

Invited:

Florida State Music Teacher's Association 74th Annual Conference
Presenter: Vocal Master Class, Gainesville, FL. (April 19, 2008)
Florida Vocal Association - District Five Solo and Ensemble Festival
Presenter: Vocal Master Class, Ocala, FL. (February 8, 2008)

Attended:

University Service

Committee Service:

Other university service

Friends of Music Scholarship Campaign - Concert Event Producer/Director
The evening was titled "A Night at the Opera" and featured nearly one-hundred singers and solo and ensemble instrumentalists in a two-hour performance of opera related excerpts. University Auditorium, Gainesville, FL (April 2008)
Vocal Soloist for various campus events
These include working with the Office of the President and various Colleges to perform at their commencement ceremonies.
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Fall Fundraising Weekend Retreat
Presentation with the Opera Outreach of Opera's Grande! Written and compiled by Anthony Offerle. (August 2006)
Wrote and edited the revised Voice Area Handbook for 2006-2007 in collaboration with Professor Ron Burrichter.
School of Music Liaison for The Three Italian Tenors
Benefit concert performance. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville, FL. (November 6, 2005)
Music at the Machen's Opera Outreach Performance at the UF president's home
Scenes from Le nozze di Figaro. Gainesville, FL (March 4, 2007)
Recruiting Trips
New World School of Music in Miami, FL. (November 2005 and October 2006)
Toulouse-Lautrec Cabaret
Coordinator of the music portion for the exhibit at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art / in collaboration with Professor Richard Rose. Gainesville, FL. (August 9, 2005)
100 of Gator Fight Songs
Fundraising CD Project: Project Director, Gainesville, FL. Currently in development.

Event Organizer or Facilitator:

Voice Area Discussion Group (Facilitator) - State
UFPA Guest Artists Kiri Te Kanawa
Phillips Center, Gainesville, FL. (January 26, 2008)
Event Organizer - Regional
Master Class with Sherrill Milnes, baritone
(Coordinating all aspects of the two-day event including grant writing, scheduling, guest accommodations and travel, and hosting ceremonies for honoree.) University Auditorium, Gainesville, FL. (October 10 and 11, 2007)
Event Organizer - State
Master Class with Walter Cuttino, tenor
(Coordinating all aspects of the two-day event including grant writing, scheduling, guest accommodations and travel, and hosting ceremonies for honoree.) University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. (April 17, 2007)
Voice Area Discussion Group (Facilitator) - State
UFPA Guest Artists Frederica von Stade and Samuel Ramey
Phillips Center, Gainesville, FL. (February 10, 2007)
Event Organizer - State
Hosted Alexander Technique workshop as part of the NATS spring auditions. UF School of Music, Gainesville, FL. (January 27, 2007)
Event Organizer - State
Master Class and Concert with Thomas Poole, tenor
(Coordinating all aspects of the event including grant writing, scheduling, guest accommodations and travel, and hosting ceremonies for honoree.)
University Auditorium, Gainesville, FL. (September 15 and 16, 2006)
Event Organizer - State
Voice Master Classes - Molly Rich (Stetson University - Professor Emeritus) Two-day workshop, where she worked individually with all of my voice students. Gainesville, FL. (October 19 and 20, 2005)
Event Organizer - State
Organized voice master class by Antonia Brown, soprano
University of Florida School of Music, Gainesville, FL. (March 9, 2005)
Event Facilitator - State
University of Florida School of Dentistry Conference on Performance Anxiety with Ben Bernstein, Ph.D.
(Worked with clinician to support the demonstration of vocal performance and the ability to overcome stage fright.) Gainesville, FL. December 9, 2004.
Event Organizer - Regional
Master Class and Workshop with Elizabeth Blades-Zeller, author of Singing with Your Whole Self: The Feldenkrais Method and Voice
(Coordinating all aspects of the two-day event including grant writing, scheduling, guest accommodations and travel, and hosting honoree.) Columbia College, Columbia, SC. (October 22 and 23, 2004)

Service to the Profession

National Evaluator
(February 2008)
Alexander Street Press - Opera Video Library
(Reviewed all the titles and worked with the project manager to propose augmenting the catalogue and the elimination of some offerings.)
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
(2005 - present)
President of the North Florida Chapter
(Responsibilities include organizing state-wide events, workshops, and master classes.)
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
(2002 - 2004)
President of the South Carolina Chapter
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
(2000 - 2002)
Vice-President of the South Carolina Chapter
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
(1999)
President of the New Mexico Chapter
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
(1996 - 1998)
Vice-President of the New Mexico Chapter

Professional Organizations

Grants / Contracts / Program Gifts

External:

Principal Investigator
National Association of Teachers of Singing Grant - Amount: $945.00
Sherrill Milnes: Master Class, Workshop, and Symposium / National Association of Teachers of Singing (October 2007)
Facilitator
Gift to the School of Music - An original opera, DeSoto, by Carroll Bailey
All copyrights and royalties for future publications and recordings. (2007)
Principal Investigator
Grant to the Opera Program - Amount $2,500.00
Pixillatin' Rhythm, Inc. 150 West 26th Street, New York, NY. (2007)
Principal Investigator
National Association of Teachers of Singing Grant - Amount: $500.00
Thomas Poole: Master Class and Recital
National Association of Teachers of Singing (October 2006)

Funded Internally:

Principal Investigator
The University of Florida Performing Arts Center Contract - Amount $34,000.00
For the production of Tosca, Gainesville, FL (April 2009)
Principal Investigator
Office of Research and Graduate Programs Grant - Amount: $1,630.00
Sherrill Milnes: Master Class, Workshop, and Symposium / The University of Florida, Gainesville (October 2007)
Principal Investigator
The University of Florida Performing Arts Center Contract - Amount $32,000.00
For the production of La Traviata, Gainesville, FL (April 2007)
Principal Investigator
Anonymous Donor (in-kind gift) - Amount $3,300.00
For the production of La Traviata, Gainesville, FL (April 2007)
Secondary Investigator (with Kevin Sharpe and Elizabeth Graham)
Office of Research and Graduate Programs Grant - Amount: $1,000.00
Vocal Recital: Merkin Hall Concert, New York, NY (September 2005)

Selected Honors

Recordings

Serenader: Songs and a Sonata by Celius Dougherty
National CD Release: Available through Amazon.com / CDconnection.com / CDbaby.com
Dougherty Society Recording - summer release with anthology 2004)
Four Duets for Soprano and Baritone. Deanna McBroom and Anthony Offerle - The Gambling Suitor / Goodbye, Fare You Well / Mary Anne / Uncle Joe's Reel
Bass Soloist with the Carolina Chamber Chorale:
American Classics - Gottlieb: Love Songs For Sabbath, Etc CD, Milken Archive Recording. Feldshuh, Tovah Naxos (USA / Record Label) October 2004
American Classics - A Hanukkah Celebration / Levin, Et Al CD Adler, S. / Koch, T / Lev Milken Archive Recording. Naxos (USA / Record Label) November 2003

Selected Reviews

Recital Debut - Merkin Concert Hall, Manhattan, NYC
"Offerle brought to his selections an exceptionally beautiful baritone, fine technical command and considerable interpretive skill. He proved to be a compelling singing-actor." (Raoul Abdul - The New York Amsterdam News)
The Messiah - Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston, SC
"Bass-baritone, Anthony Offerle, sang with a rich warm tone and an exciting top." (The Charleston Post and Courier)
The Mikado - Hilton Head Opera and Symphony Orchestra, Hilton Head, SC
"Tony Offerle was particularly outstanding as Pooh Bah, the oily, corrupt official with his hands in everything, including others' pockets. His bass-baritone voice and expressive, sneering face were impressive." (Hilton Head News)
Carmina Burana - South Carolina Philharmonic - Columbia, SC
"The baritone had a much meatier role to play, and Anthony Offerle's smooth and rich tone was full of character." (Phil Melita - The State News)
The Tender Land - Northern Colorado Opera - Greeley, CO
"Offerle's strong singing matched his characterization. This is a voice we must hear more of." (Rocky Mountain News)
Spicer Easter Oratorio - Piccolo Spoleto Festival - Charleston, SC
"Anthony Offerle sang Jesus with a silken bass that was warm and secure" (Carol Furtwangler: Charleston Post and Courier Reviewer June 4, 2001.)
Bach Christmas Oratorio - Hilton Head Masterworks Orchestra, Hilton Head, SC
"Bass-baritone Anthony Offerle was more than up to his role in this wonderful work. When he sang "Mighty Lord," you could really feel the might...I remember Mr. Offerle from when he came through our Metropolitan Opera district auditions several years back. He impressed me then, and he is still impressive." (Nan Lehmann: Carolina Now: "In Good Taste")