Tonya Currier

Associate Professor

Tonya Currier

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Music

Bio

Operatic Soprano Tonya Currier is an Associate Professor of Music, voice faculty member and the Director of the Augusta University Opera Ensemble. Ms. Currier’s past engagements include the role of the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Toledo Opera and NYC Metro Chamber Orchestra. Additional appearances include leading roles with opera companies such as Milwaukee, Fort Worth, Central City, Lake George, Augusta and Mississippi among others. She has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall in both the Duruflè and Faurè Requiems and the Rutter Mass of the Children. Other concert appearances include Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Milwaukee Symphony and Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Incidental Music with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Education

  • MM, Voice and Opera New England Conservatory of Mu, 1990

  • BM, Music Performance, General The State University of New Yo, 1983

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MUSI 4610

    AU Opera Ensemble
  • MUSA 4105

    Senior Voice Recital
  • MUSA 1102

    Voice Concentration
  • MUSA 3101

    Voice Concentration
  • MUSA 4104

    Voice Major
  • MUSA 1100

    Voice Secondary
  • MUSA 2105

    Voice Studio Class
  • HUMN 2001

    World Humanities I
  • MUSA 1101

    Voice Concentration
  • MUSA 2102

    Voice Concentration

Teaching Interests

Pedagogy, Musical Theater, Contemporary Commercial Music, Opera, Classical, Performance Techniques

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Soloist, 2017
    Music Performance - Participation
  • Presidence Gala, 2016
    Music Conducting - University or Other Ensemble
  • AU Music Department Gala, 2016
    Music Conducting - University or Other Ensemble
  • Mozart Murder Mikado, 2016
    Music Conducting - University or Other Ensemble
  • Camelot, 2016
    Music Conducting - University or Other Ensemble

Research Interests

Vocal Health

Department Service

  • Augusta Univeristy Opera Program 2016 - 2017

    Role: Other
  • 2016 - 2017

    Role: Other
  • 2016 - 2017

    Role: Other
  • Augusta Univeristy Opera Program 2016 - 2017

    Role: Other
  • Augusta University Opera and Musical Theater Summer Institute 2016 - 2016

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Lyceum Series Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Augusta University Campus Orientation Days 2016 - 2017

    Role: Other
  • Lyceum Series Committee 2016 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • 2016 - 2016

    Role: Other
  • 2016 - 2016

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • SERNATS Student Auditions 2017 - 2017

    Role: Other
  • SERNATS 2017 - 2017

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • GANATS Education Chair 2017 - 2017

    Role: Workshop Organizer
  • GANATS Student Auditions 2016 - 2016

    Role: Other

Public Service

  • Lucia Ensemble 2016 - 2016

    Role: Other