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John Daugherty

Assistant Professor, Baritone, & Opera Program Director

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Contact: (904) 620-2961



Baritone Dr. John Daugherty joined the voice faculty at the University of North Florida in the fall of 2020. He continues to enjoy an active performance and recording career which includes opera, song recitals and oratorio, performing repertoire drawn from a wide array of genres and styles. His recent stage roles include Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Joseph de Rocher in Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, The King in Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King, and Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette. In the concert hall, Dr. Daugherty has had appearances with the Albany Symphony, for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and for Michigan Opera Theater.

An avid proponent of new music, Dr. Daugherty recently sang the role of John Thomas in the world premier of Jules Pegram’s award winning opera Higher Ground. Previously, he had performed as the baritone vocalist with the Tulsa Camerata in the world premier of Michael Daugherty’s This Land Sings, a role which he then recorded for the Naxos Records label under the baton of David Alan Miller.

His recital credits include performances of Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel in collaboration with pianist Martin Katz, Ricky Ian Gordon’s Green Sneakers with Chamber Music at the Scarab Club, and Brahm’s epic cycle Die schöne Magelone with frequent collaborator César Cañón. He has had the honor of working with such distinguished artists as Andrew West, Martin Katz, Kathleen Kelly, Jerome Shannon, Roderick Williams, Timothy Cheek, Stephen Lusmann, Karl Dent and Michael Daugherty.

Dr. Daugherty previously served on the faculty of Furman University, and acted as a vocal instructor for the University of Michigan freshman musical theater class. Dr. Daugherty holds his doctoral and masters degrees from the University of Michigan, and his bachelors from Texas Tech University. He was also a graduate of the Santa Fe Opera’s inaugural class of the Young Voices Program. When he is not instructing or performing he can be found reading the classics, strength training or searching for the next cup of coffee.