Visiting Associate Professor of Music
Dr. Ferranti is an accomplished vocal pedagogue, singer, pianist, and conductor. He formally served as a tenured Associate Professor of Music at Cedarville University in Ohio. A versatile musician, he has sung leading tenor roles in opera and music theater, has served as a minister of music in several churches, and maintains a private voice studio in Naples, FL. His teachers have included several international authorities in the field of voice and voice science, including: Dr. Stephen Austin, Dr. Ingo Titze, Professor Oren Brown, and Cornelius L. Reid. Dr. Ferranti’s research interests center on historical vocal pedagogy, especially how ancient pedagogical practice may be used to foster 21st century results in the singing voice. At AMU he teaches Private Voice Lessons, Aural Skills I-IV, and conducts the AMU Choir.
Education: BM in Vocal Performance, The Crane School of Music at SUNY PotsdamMM in Vocal Performance, Boston Conservatory DMA in Vocal Performance & Voice Science, Louisiana State University. Certificate of Vocology, National Center for Voice and Speech