Nina Tober, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Music
This year’s recipient earned her Doctor of Music Arts from the Claremont Graduate University and was appointed to our Music faculty in 1994. She has performed some of the truly great operatic roles for sopranos, including Pamina in The Magic Flute, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, and Rosina in The Barber of Seville.
Tober teaches voice and diction in both studio and class settings, and she also contributes vocal pedagogy to our Music Education program. She has served as chair of the Music Department, and she has been vice president and president of the Allegheny Mountain Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. According to one of her nominators, “Her teaching methods [include] a mix of what she calls ‘stabilizing the voice,’ personal nurturing and traditional musicianship training, combined with a magical blend of charisma and charm that makes a star teacher.”
Tober's students are routinely recognized with competitive awards, and they attend internationally recognized graduate programs, including Julliard, Yale, Eastman, New England, and Cincinnati. Another nominator wrote, “A rich singing tradition is one of Susquehanna’s most distinguished attributes. [Her] contribution to the enduring quality of that tradition cannot be over-estimated.”