Anthony Barresi is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Wisconsin-Madison were he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in music education, vocal techniques, choral conducting, and was conductor of the University Chorus. For two years before his retirement in 2000, he served as the Associate Director of the University of Wisconsin School of Music. |
Throughout his career he has been frequently invited to guest conduct secondary school and adult choral ensembles throughout the United States and Canada. He has also served several times as an instructor and director of the University of Wisconsin Study Abroad program in Florence, Italy. After his retirement he was appointed adjunct professor in the International Studies Program of the University of Michigan and he organized and directed a one-month a year program for young singers in Florence.
In addition to his teaching and conducting, Dr. Barresi was active in public policy on the arts and vocal development research. He was co-author of a book tracing the development of the US National Endowment on the Arts and a contributing author to books on policy research in music education and introspective music teaching approaches. He has also published an instructional video entitled, "Barresi on the Changing Voice."
Dr. Barresi feels especially close to Newfoundland music performance and instruction, having appeared as a research presenter and clinician at previous Festival 500 Sharing the Voices events. Also, on a more personal level, he has had the pleasure of serving as a major professor for a number of Newfoundland and Labradoreans studying at te University of Wisconsin who have become very influential in the musical and educational environment of this great and lovely province.