Edwin Andereck, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance from the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music. He earned the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in vocal performance from the University of Tennessee. While at CCM he studied voice with David Adams and operatic characterization with the legendary Italian bass, Italo Tajo. Dr. Andereck has sung more than forty leading and supporting tenor roles with such opera companies as the Cincinnati Opera, Cleveland Lyric Opera, Charlotte Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera, Pine Mountain Music Festival, and Dorian Opera Theatre. As a resident artist with ECCO! and with the North Carolina Opera he appeared as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte, and Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Other roles include Goro in Madama Butterfly, Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro, and Spoleta in Tosca. He was directed by Carlisle Floyd in a Charlotte, N.C. Opera, production of that composer’s opera, Willie Stark. Conductors with whom Dr. Andereck has worked include Julius Rudel, Anton Coppola, and Joseph Rescigno, among many others. Dr. Andereck served for many years as the Apprentice Program Director for the Dorian Opera Theatre. He remains active as a recitalist and concert singer.
In 1990 Dr. Andereck joined the Luther College voice faculty, where he currently serves as Coordinator of Voice and teaches Applied Voice, courses in Vocal Literature, and Opera Workshop. Many of his students have gone on to successful professional operatic careers and have themselves earned advanced degrees in vocal performance from noted graduate schools. Dr. Andereck has served as vice president and president of the Iowa District of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He continues to be active as an adjudicator, guest lecturer, and master class clinician.