D.M.A., University of Arizona; M.M., University of Michigan; B.M.Ed., Westminster Choir College.
Formerly, faculty, College of William and Mary. Solo performances with Bach Aria Group, Mid-America
Productions (Carnegie Hall), and numerous opera companies and orchestras, and at colleges and
universities throughout the U.S. Performances with Syracuse Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Virginia
Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera Delaware, Syracuse Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Erie Philharmonic,
Louisville Bach Festival, Spoleto U.S.A., Piedmont Opera Theater. International performances with CAPAB
Opera and PACOFS Opera (South Africa), National South African Arts Festival, Mauerbach Festival
(Vienna), Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra (in a December 2001 tribute concert for terrorism’s
victims), Spoleto Festival (Italy). Award winner, national semifinals, National Association of Teachers
of Singing competition, Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. Chairperson, Decentralization
Committee for New York State Council on the Arts; formerly, New York State governor for National
Association of Teachers of Singing. Professor Parks joined the Ithaca College School of Music
faculty in 1987.
For a more complete view of Dr. Parks' teaching, performing, other activities, current and former
studio members, and to listen to audio and view video recordings: go to www.davidparkstenor.com.
Videos from the NYSSMA level 6 list are included in the document section on the left of this