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Music Director, Opera Program

San Franciscio Conservatory of Music

Employment History


  • master
    Peabody Conservatory
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Curt Pajer NAPA ..., 23 April 2014 [cached]
Curt Pajer NAPA Music Festival ~ 2014 Summer Vocal Training Redefined
Curt Pajer
Curt Pajer is interim director and music director of the Opera Program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he joined the faculty in 2010. In 2012 he also joined the music staff of the San Francisco Opera. Until 2011 he was head of the music staff at both Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Wexford Festival Opera in Ireland. Before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010 Pajer was based in New York City, where he maintained an active coaching studio and worked as an assistant conductor at New York City Opera.
He has also served on the music staffs of prestigious opera companies, orchestras and festivals, including Santa Fe Opera, Dallas Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Diego Opera, Opera Colorado, Prague National Theater, the Nissei Theater (Tokyo), New York Philharmonic, Bard SummerScape, Astoria Music Festival (Oregon), Palm Beach Opera, Toledo Opera and Baltimore Opera.
As Opera Theatre's rehearsal ..., 20 June 2007 [cached]
As Opera Theatre's rehearsal pianist Curt Pajer puts it, "In bel canto, if the singer just sings the notes on the page, we can all go home early."
Pajer also notes that one reason I puritani is rarely performed is the versatility it demands of the singers.
Curt Pajer ..., 11 July 2005 [cached]
Curt Pajer
Pianist CURT PAJER divides his time between his vocal coaching and accompanying activities in New York City and his work on the music staffs of regional opera companies and summer opera festivals.Since 2003 he has been the Head of the Music Staff of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where he has been a member of the music staff since 1999.He has also served as assistant conductor, coach or rehearsal pianist for The Santa Fe Opera, The Dallas Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Diego Opera, Baltimore Opera, Toledo Opera, Opera Colorado, and Shreveport Opera.Pajer has been responsible for the musical preparation for the world premieres of two operas--Minoru Miki's The Tale of Genji for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Tobias Picker's Thérèse Raquin for Dallas Opera.
Pajer has worked as a vocal coach for New York's Actors Studio of the New School for Social Research, and since 1985 he has been on the accompanying staff of Oberlin College's Institute of Vocal Performance and Pedagogy.A 1987 graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and native of Cleveland, Ohio, Pajer received his master's and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland.
Curt Pajer Obsession ..., 23 April 2014 [cached]
Curt Pajer Obsession music director, repertoire coach, master classes
JPRI - 2013 Events, 22 April 2010 [cached]
* Curt Pajer (piano), Opera Program Music Director, SF Conservatory of Music
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