Associate Professor
Diehn School of Music

Brian Nedvin

NORFOLK, 23529

Brian Nedvin, tenor, is an Associate Professor at Old Dominion University where he is the Director of Vocal Studies, a studio teacher, and the professor of English, Italian, French, and German diction.

Nedvin has appeared at the New York City Opera as the "Duke" in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Washington Opera, Pittsburgh Opera and Edmonton Opera as "Count Almaviva" in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Arizona Opera and Cincinnati Opera as "Edgardo" in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Connecticut Opera as "Don Ottavio" in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and "Tamino" in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, BonnStadtOper as "Don Ottavio" in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and the Dortmund Oper as "Julien" in both operas by Charpentier, Louise, and Julien. 

Nedvin has been involved with four world premieres, including Hans Schaueble’s Dorian Gray in which he sang the title role. Nedvin has sung numerous times as a soloist at Carnegie Hall with the Opera Orchestra of New York and has sung as a soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra in Avery Fischer Hall. Nedvin was a member of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists at the Lyric Opera of Chicago for three years and earned his doctorate at the University of North Texas. He received his Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Bucknell University. Nedvin continues to be active as a performer and recently sang as the tenor soloist at Carnegie Hall in NYC. He has been seen throughout the Czech Republic as Count Bolo Baranski in Oskar Nedbal’s operetta Polenblut as well as a recitalist. He has also performed throughout Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia as a lecture recitalist presenting "Music and the Holocaust."

D.M.A. in Voice Performance, University of North Texas, (2005)

M.M. in Voice Performance, University of Rochester, (1990)

B.M. in Applied Voice, Bucknell University, (1987)


Voice, Opera/Musical Theatre/R&B/Pop

Research Interests

Music of the Holocaust and vocal pedagogy.

  • 1990: Performer's Certificate, Eastman School Of Music