Patrick O’Donnell, vocal coach, earned his BA from Yale University, his MM in Piano Performance from the University of Maryland, and his DMA in Chamber Music and Vocal Accompaniment with Martin Katz and Eckart Sellheim at the University of Michigan. Concert appearances in the Washington, DC area include the White House, the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater and Millennium Stage, the Library of Congress, and the Embassies of France, Italy, Monaco, Columbia, and Brazil. Dr. O’Donnell has appeared as a master coach and featured guest artist at the Fairbanks (Alaska) Summer Arts Festival, and currently serves as vocal coach for the Bel Canto in Tuscany summer vocal training program in Greve in Chianti, Italy. He is head vocal coach of the Washington National Opera’s Institute for Young Singers, where he also teaches opera history. He is currently a vocal coach at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University where he coaches voice and teaches courses on music theater and Italian and English art song. He also teaches at George Washington University, where he has served as music director for the university’s productions of Anyone Can Whistle, Hair, Sweeney Todd, Urinetown, A Little Night Music, Pippin, and The Cradle Will Rock where he appeared on-stage in the role of the composer, Marc Blitzstein. He also maintains a studio of adult piano students at Levine Music in Washington DC.