Voice Faculty

Patricia Miller

Director: Prof. Patricia Miller


  • Lisa Berger

    Adjunct Faculty, SOPRANO/CLASS VOICE, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Lisa Berger is a professional singer in the Washington area who has been affiliated with George Mason University as an Adjunct Professor since 2003, on the voice faculty and in the classroom.
  • Eugene Galvin

    Adjunct Faculty, Applied Voice, BASS-BARITONE: Stage Director for Mason OPERA, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Dr. Gene Galvin, bass-baritone, earned the BA in Music Education from Frostburg State University, the MM in Voice Performance from The Catholic University of America, and the DMA in Opera Performance from the University of Maryland, where he studied with Dominic Cossa.
  • Alisa Jordheim

    Visiting Artist Faculty, SOPRANO, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as “vocally resplendent” and possessing “impeccable coloratura,” in the 21/22 season soprano Alisa Jordheim returns to the role of Gilda in Rigoletto with Central City Opera, sings her first performances of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Virginia Opera, First Maid in Der Zwerg with the Enescu Festival, Despina in Cosi fan tutte with San Diego Opera, and returns in concert to the New Philharmonic.
  • Patricia Miller

    Director of VOCAL STUDIES, Professor, OPERA (Mezzo-Soprano) and Artistic Director of the Mason Opera Theater, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Patricia Miller is an Internationally acclaimed operatic and concert mezzo-soprano.  She is also a highly respected voice teacher and Music Educator. A University Professor, artist-teacher and master class clinician, her talent and commitment to opera education has taken her all over the world.
  • Seong Won Nam

    Adjunct Applied Faculty, TENOR, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Professor Seong Won Nam is a professional lyric tenor, with a broad background of experience in performance, teaching, and leadership. He is well known in the Washington D.C. area as a focused, dedicated artist and teacher.
  • Darden Purcell

    Director of JAZZ STUDIES, JAZZ VOICE, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Darden Purcell, jazz vocalist, is a featured soloist with symphony orchestras, big bands and small ensembles, as well as a band leader and vocal instructor.  She has collaborated with many of the world’s top jazz artists, and is a former Washington, D.C. Air Force Band vocalist as part of the pop/rock group High Flight.
  • Jim Van Slyke

    Adjunct Applied Faculty, MUSICAL THEATER/VOICE, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Prof. Van Slyke is a nationally recognized vocal coach and performing artist with successful studios in the Washington DC area and New York City. He has taught applied voice-musical theater at Ithaca College, The Catholic University of America, and Shenandoah University.
  • Joseph Walsh

    Assistant Professor of Accompanying and VOCAL Coaching, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA
    School of Theater, CVPA

    Joseph Walsh has three decades of experience in preparing, presenting and conducting opera and musical theater in Virginia, across the U.S. and internationally. He is a conductor admired for his ability to combine dramatic flair and theatrical excitement with sensitivity, detail and a keen sense of dramatic pacing.
  • Debby Wenner

    Adjunct Faculty, MEZZO-SOPRANO, Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Professor Debby Wenner, mezzo-soprano, is an opera, concert/ recording artist, recitalist and masterclass clinician and pedagogue. A frequent oratorio performer, Miss Wenner has appeared with the Alexandria Chorale, the former Paul Hill’s Washington Singers, the Larry Parsons Chorale in West Virginia, the Bach Consort, the National Shrine and the National Symphony.
  • Kerry Wilkerson

    Adjunct Applied Faculty (BARITONE), Dewberry School of Music, CVPA

    Kerry Wilkerson made his Carnegie Hall debut in June 2017 to rave reviews as baritone soloist in the Vaughan Williams Sancta Civitas. His solo career has taken him up and down the east coast performing renowned oratorios and exciting recitals.