School of Music
T: (352) 273-3189
F: (352) 392-0461
P.O. Box 117900
Gainesville, Fl 32611-7900
A native of Miami, Florida, Anthony Offerle’s credits include performances with the OperaEstate in Rome, Cincinnati Opera, International Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Opera, Wyoming Opera, Charleston Symphony, Savannah Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. He has sung over 30 leading roles including title roles in Don Giovanni and Don Pasquale, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, and Bartolo in both Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Le Nozze di Figaro. Equally at home with musical theater repertoire, he has performed the Major General in The Pirates of Penzance, Sir Despard Murgtroyd in Ruddigore, Riff in West Side Story, and Curly in Oklahoma. An active concert performer, he served as guest soloist in London’s Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral as well as St. Giles Cathedral in Scotland. He is represented by Richard Realmuto Artists Management of New York: www.realmutoartists.com
Offerle is a two-time Metropolitan Opera auditions district winner and regional finalist, a national winner of the Federation of Music Clubs vocal competition, and one of only ten Americans selected to compete in the quadrennial Marian Anderson International Vocal Competition. He has studied with such renowned teachers as Italo Tajo and Andrew B. White at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Mollie Rich at the Stetson University School of Music.
Dr. Offerle earned the Doctor of Arts degree in vocal performance and opera stage directing from the University of Northern Colorado, the Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Converse College, and the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Stetson University.
Currently, Dr. Offerle is teaching studio voice, directing the opera workshop program, and is the instrumental/vocal ensemble director for the fall musical. He is the Artistic Director for the prestigious summer training program, Operafestival di Roma. Before coming to the University of Florida, Dr. Offerle spent four years as head of the voice area at the Charleston Southern University - Horton School of Music where he taught voice, diction classes, vocal pedagogy, and directed the Opera/Musical Theatre program and the Men’s Chorus. Prior to his time in Charleston, he spent five years as an assistant professor of voice at the Eastern New Mexico University – School of Music and one year as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Evansville - School of Music.
He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and a former NATS state president. He also is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), and MENC: The National Association for Music Education.