Michael A. Ciavaglia
Michael A. Ciavaglia, DMA, is active in the fields of opera, choral performance, and higher education. He has conducted and served as chorus master and head of music of the Asheville Lyric Opera in North Carolina since 2013. Recent highlights in Asheville include Il barbiere di Siviglia, L’elisir d’amore, and the world premiere of When Adonis Calls by Clint Borzoni and John De Los Santos. Michael is on the faculty of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University in Connecticut, where he teaches music history and voice.
Michael also serves on the music staffs of the Cincinnati Opera and of the New York Choral Society. He has regularly prepared choruses for the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala and performances with superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli. Michael has taught and conducted at Mars Hill University and at Northern Kentucky University, and as a regular guest conductor of the Fairfield University Glee Club and Chamber Singers, has conducted those ensembles in performance in Connecticut, the greater New York region, and on tour in the United States and in Europe. He is an alumnus of the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University and of the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.