Director of the School of Music & Theatre
Associate Professor of Voice, Chair
School of Music & Theatre
DMA, Indiana university
MM, Indiana university
Dr. Carol Dusdieker is an assistant professor of voice at Heidelberg, teaching applied voice lessons and other courses including vocal pedagogy, diction for singers, song literature, chamber music and music history. Dr. Dusdieker received her doctoral and master’s degrees with voice emphasis from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with esteemed soprano Costanza Cuccaro.
Dr. Dusdieker brings an exciting performance background to Heidelberg, having sung with various opera companies and symphonies through the United States, such as Opera Cleveland, Des Moines Metro, Glimmerglass Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera, Toledo Symphony, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the Windsor Chamber Orchestra.
With a passion for modern music, Dr. Dusdieker premiered the title role of Florida with Opera Cleveland as well as Wernick’s Oracle of Shimon Bar Yochai with the IU New Music Ensemble and Dyachkov’s Canticles of Love, Despair and Hope with the IU Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. She is an annual performer in the Heidelberg New Music Festival.
Dr. Dusdieker is an enthusiastic vocal pedagogue with past students performing in Broadway productions and pursuing vocal degrees at Bowling Green State University, Kent State, Indiana University, Florida State University and Northwestern Conservatory. She currently resides in Perrysburg, Ohio, with her husband, Thaddeus Archer, associate principal trumpet of the Toledo Symphony, and their two ferocious cats, Maurice and Callie.
- Sang role of Musetta in Arbor Opera’s production of La Boheme, Summer 2012
- Performed opera arias and ensembles on Fireland Concert Series, Sandusky, Ohio, in February 2013
- Presented a recital of music of Nadia Boulanger and her students, with Margarita Denenburg, piano