Music & Performing Arts
In 1999, she received a major grant from the Nebraska Humanities Council to tour her lecture-recital, Prairie Voices across the state. Anne Foradori joined the roster of the Nebraska Arts Council's Touring Artist Program in 2000.
Conference presentations include the 2008 NATS national convention in Nashville, Feminist Theory and Music 5 Conference in London, England (1999) and the interdisciplinary festival, Women in Music at Ohio University in Athens (1997). She has also presented lectures, workshops, and poster sessions at state, regional and national conferences for such groups as NATS, MTNA, MENC, and KCACTF. She has published in the Journal of Singing and contributed to the American National Biography, published by Oxford University Press. She holds national certification in MTNA.
Dr. Foradori's students have achieved success in state, regional and national competitions with the Metropolitan Opera Auditions, NATS, NATS Artist Awards, MTNA Collegiate Artist Competition, and the American Traditions Competition of the Savannah-on-Stage Festival. Her students have performed across the country in national tours and regional theatres, including Chicago and New York.
Anne Foradori holds the DMA in Vocal Performance from The Ohio State University, where she was a student of Robin Rice and Helen Swank, and earned the A. Peter Costanza Distinguished Dissertation and DMA Document Award. She received the MM and BM from the Cleveland Institute of Music (Irvin Bushman) and Ohio University (Margaret Stephenson), respectively. She was honored with the UNK Profiles of Excellence in 1998, and UNK Undergraduate Research Mentor Award in 2001 and 2008. She was awarded UNK’s Creativity in Teaching Award in 2004, and was a 2008 recipient of the Pratt-Heins Award for Excellence in Teaching.
A member of the University of Nebraska graduate faculty and Phi Kappa Phi, Dr. Foradori teaches voice and coordinates opera workshop/musical theatre.