Vocal Techniques Coach
Peter Tiefenbach is a Toronto-based pianist, composer, conductor and vocal coach.
Since 1997, he has been a member of the voice faculty of the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music where he is music director of the school’s fall opera productions and coaches singers in the Artist Diploma and Performance Diploma programs. Mr. Tiefenbach has given vocal master classes at Wilfrid Laurier University, Dalhousie University, Memorial University and the University of Regina’s Conservatory of the Performing Arts.
For the past nine years, he has been a regular guest coach for Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist program.
He has served as assistant conductor for numerous productions of Toronto’s Opera Atelier and served as music director for Opera in Concert’s production of Charpentier’s Louise and the 2013 Canadian premiere of Britten’s Gloriana.
Last season he led performances of Oskar Straus’s The Chocolate Soldier with Toronto Operetta Theatre and returns to the company this spring for Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène.
A Juno-nominated composer, his major commissions include works for the Canadian Art Song Project, Orpheus Choir of Toronto, Debut Atlantic, the Borealis String Quartet, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Canadian Brass and the Elmer Iseler Singers, and the Elora Festival Singers.
Current projects include a comic operetta for the Saskatoon Children’s Choir, and arrangements of Bernstein songs for the ARC Ensemble and Wallis Giunta, and tangos for Isabel Bayrakdarian and the St Lawrence String Quartet.