Tenor ERIC DUDLEY leads a diverse musical career in New York City as a vocalist, conductor, pianist and composer. He appears as a choral artist and soloist with numerous ensembles in the city and nationwide, including Early Music/New York, New York Virtuoso Singers, Musica Sacra, the Collegiate Chorale and Seraphic Fire. For three seasons he has performed in the opera chorus at Bard Summerscape, and for his Lincoln Center vocal debut in 2009, he sang the role of Lennsmor in the U.S. concert premiere of D’Indy’s Fervaal with the American Symphony Orchestra.
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He is a member of the acclaimed choir of Trinity Wall Street Church in lower Manhattan, where he also serves as assistant and frequent guest conductor for the Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra’s weekly “Bach at One” concert series. He studied composition and orchestral conducting at the Eastman School of Music, Yale University, and at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, and served as assistant conductor for both the Cincinnati and Princeton symphony orchestras. His guest conducting engagements have included a tour to Finland and a series of recordings with the International Contemporary Ensemble and new works presentations with Arcko Symphonic Project in Melbourne, Australia. This season will bring him to the stages of Carnegie Hall and Symphony Space with two of New York’s top youth orchestras, and he returns to Australia to conduct the premiere of David Chisholm’s Kursk: an Oratorio-Requiem on the 2011 Melbourne International Arts Festival. He has performed as pianist and accompanist on numerous concert series with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York, and his compositions have received premieres by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Quey Percussion Duo, Esterhàzy Trio, and Roomful of Teeth. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School and his Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Yale, where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Prize.