“In my 40 years as a professional singer and a teacher, I have never met a young man with more potential as a teacher and motivator.”

Prof. Theodore Baerg (Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University)

Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Dr. Adam Iannetta successfully completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts from Western University in 2019 and is quickly gaining notoriety as a versatile, up-and-coming professional.

The purpose of Adam’s doctoral research was to explore the impact of adaptive methods and modalities (e.g. expanded stagecraft and theatre technology) in classical voice performance in connecting with adult audiences as explored through a live performance. The conclusions observed provide further context on the effectiveness of innovative performance practices within classical music for present-day audiences.

In addition to his academic accomplishments, Adam had the privilege of working as Head of Stage Management for some of Canada and North America’s more well-known Opera Director’s (e.g. Michael Cavanagh, Tom Diamond, and Allison Grant) during five of Western’s eight major opera productions as part of the Don Wright Faculty of Music’s Opera Workshop.

Having returned to Windsor to begin his Bachelor of Education at the University of Windsor, Adam is also now working as General Manager for the Windsor Classic Chorale, Windsor’s premier chamber choir.

Beyond his doctoral studies, Adam hopes to continue cultivating his skills in performance, media, and production and apply said skills toward new challenges and opportunities.