Dr. Anne Foradori

Professor of Music, Voice

Office: FAB 254   |    Phone: (308) 865-8610   |    Email: foradoria@unk.edu

Dr. Anne Foradori


Anne Foradori, soprano, has appeared in recital, concert, and opera in the Midwest, performing with Lyric Opera Cleveland, Dreisbach Baroque Ensemble, and Cleveland Orchestra. She has performed works by contemporary American composers including premières of works by Lori Laitman, Darleen Mitchell, and Deanna Walker. Performances and presentations include the Contemporary Music Festival at Indiana State University, Festival of Women Composers International at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the 2001 MTNA National Convention in Washington D.C. She performed at the College Music Society international conference in San Jose, Costa Rica in 2003; and in 2007, made her New York debut at Symphony Space performing, Dakota by Darleen Mitchell.

In 1999, she received a major grant from the Nebraska Humanities Council to tour her lecture-recital, Prairie Voices across the state. Anne Foradori was on the roster of the Nebraska Arts Council's Touring Artist Program from 2000-2010.

Conference presentations include the 2020 National Opera Association Conference in Cleveland, 2015 MTNA national conference in Las Vegas, 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, Great Plains Quarterly, and contributed to the American National Biography, published by Oxford University Press. She holds permanent national certification in MTNA.

Anne Foradori has written and received major grants for research and projects through the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Humanities Council, Kurt Weill Foundation, and the Union Pacific Foundation. Recently, she developed and chaired a colloquium on the Orphan Train Movement which drew presenters and attendees from across the country.

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. Her students have performed across the country in national tours and regional theatres, including Chicago and New York. Students have conducted funded research through UNK’s Summer Student Research Program and Undergraduate Research Fellowships. Undergraduate students become music teachers across Nebraska, and go on to attend competitive funded graduate programs.

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, 2008, and 2016. 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.