John Wustman John Wustman
, who has been called the dean of American accompanists, studied with John Kollen at the University of Michigan
and in New York with Leonard Shure.
...Later, Mr. Wustman served with Callas as a member of the jury at the Fourth International Tschaikowsky Competition in Moscow.
...Since 1968, Mr. Wustman has been Professor of Music at the University of Illinois where he founded the vocal coaching and accompanying program in 1973.
Recently, John Wustman
was made a member of the University of Illinois'
Centre for Advanced Study, the highest attainable honor for a faculty member.His
students are engaged as singers, conductors and repetiteurs at the Metropolitan Opera Company
, Houston Grand, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric, Munich Staatsoper
and La Scala.