Dawn Pierce

Associate Professor, Music Performance


Adam Tarpey, tenor is a recent alum of the Fierce Pierce Studio, having graduated from Ithaca College in December 2019. He has been finishing out the year as an Apprentice Artist for Opera Ithaca, performing in the chorus of their production of Puccini’s La Boheme and as Barigoule in their production of Viardot’s Cendrillon. As a graduate of the music education and voice performance program, Adam is currently teaching 6th-12th grade chorus and general music in Newfield, NY. Having founded Horizon A Cappella, he continues to work within the genre as an arranger, music director, and emerging producer. Adam continues to grow as a composer and songwriter, focussing primarily on creative collaboration.