Associate Professor of Voice, Area Coordinator of Voice
Andrew Skoog, tenor, made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall as tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra then returned as tenor soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana, with Andrew Litton and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Skoog has also sung with the American Symphony Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In demand for orchestral engagements, Skoog made his international debut singing Carmina Burana with the Bergen Philharmonic in Bergen, Norway. Critics hail him as ideal in Carmina Burana because of his "full, lyric delivery in the demanding, high tessitura," which has earned him thirty-eight performances of this work with such orchestras as the Minnesota Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Albany Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Tulsa Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Baton Rouge Symphony, Bangor Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Midland Symphony and Valley Symphony Orchestras. Other recent engagements include Rachmaninoff's The Bells in a return appearance with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, which was recorded for broadcast on National Public Radio's Performance Today. Twice a Metropolitan Opera regional finalist, Skoog made his professional operatic debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with the Lyric Opera of San Antonio. His operatic credits include roles in Carmen, Die Fledermaus, Die Zauberflӧte, L'Enfant et Les Sortileges, The Love for Three Oranges, The Merry Widow, The Pirates of Penzance, Rita, Savitri, Susannah, Turandot and Werther. Recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, Skoog is a Sandra G. Powell Excellence Professor at the University of Tennessee and currently serves as President of the Tennessee National Association of Teachers of Singing.
- M.A. in Vocal Performance – Stephen F. Austin State University (1993)
- B.M.E. in Vocal Music Education – Arkansas State University (1989)