Dr. Thomas Erik Angerhofer

Dr. Angerhofer
Contact Information
ph: 256.765.4236

UNA Box 5040 | 270 McKinney Building

Education Information
D.M.A., University of Colorado Boulder
M.M., University of Colorado Boulder
B.A., State University of New York at Fredonia

     Audiences throughout the United States, Europe, the near East, and north Africa, have been delighted by Thomas Erik Angerhofer’s “powerful and sweet baritone – always on pitch and with enough breath to milk every nuance of the tunes” (Asheville Citizen-Times review of Into the Woods). “A natural performer with a pleasing, resonant voice” (Denver Post), Erik’s repertoire spans multiple genres, from opera to musical theatre, concert to recital, and holiday to classic pop. Recent appearances include Christmas concerts with the Shoals Symphony Orchestra at UNA and Florence FUMC / FlorenzMuzik; The Rancher in Locust: The Opera in collaboration with the United Nations Council on Climate Change (COP21) in Glasgow, Scotland; guest artist / soloist at the Laidlaw Music Centre / University of St. Andrews (Scotland); Sam in Trouble in Tahiti with Opera Fort Collins; El Rey in El Gato con Botas with Boulder Opera; Schlendrian in The Coffee Cantata with the Colorado Bach Ensemble; Lancelot in Camelot with Triphammer Arts; and El Gallo in The Fantasticks at the Western Playhouse. Other favorite roles include Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor, Silvio in I Pagliacci, Peter in Hansel und Gretel, Belcore in The Elixir of Love, The Wolf / Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods, Martin in A Grand Night for Singing, and Emile de Becque in South Pacific. Erik has appeared in televised productions of Carmina Burana and has been heard as a soloist in Brahms Requiem and Jesus in the St. John Passion in Beirut, Lebanon, as well as a soloist in numerous master and chamber works with orchestras, choirs, and performing organizations such as the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Bach Ensemble, Central City Opera, Boulder Philharmonic, Boulder Bach Festival, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Western NY Chamber Orchestra, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Oratorio Society, Janicek Opera, Brevard Festival Orchestra, Aspen Opera Theatre Center, and many more.

     Throughout his education and performing career, Erik has been the recipient of numerous awards, including The American Prize for Opera. He has also received world-class instruction and mentorship from industry leaders, including Dr. Cody Garner (UNT) and W. Stephen Smith (Northwestern/Julliard). Erik is a 2017 alum of the NATS Intern Program and was fortunate to sponsor a residence with Dr. Donald Miller (VoceVista) in 2016 following the Singing Voice Science Workshop. Erik has focused his efforts on developing functional, evidence based, and action oriented teaching practices for nearly 2 decades, combining the best available information with personal and clinical experience to meet the diverse musical goals of his students. He has served on the faculties of Xavier University, Denver School of the Arts, Colorado State University, Ithaca College, MWSU, and MSUD, and is the author of the forthcoming book, “Singing on Purpose.” Erik’s students have gone on to perform on Broadway and in National Tours, including Hadestown, West Side Story, Waitress, and We are the Tigers, as well as with regional opera companies and orchestras. They have also received awards to further their studies at Julliard, the Eastman School of Music, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, among others. Dr. Angerhofer received his DMA in Performance and Pedagogy and MM in Performance from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a BA magna cum laude from SUNY Fredonia.

     Erik is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the American Guild of Musical Artists, Opera America, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. In addition to his musical endeavors, Erik is a highly acclaimed martial artist, recognized by the International Ryukyu Karate Research Society, and a certified personal trainer.