Richard Fracker is an instructor of voice at the Michigan State University Community Music School. He is also the associate professor of voice (tenor) and the area chair of vocal arts at the MSU College of Music.
He received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Music with high distinction from the University of Michigan. In addition to holding a Master of Music from the University of Michigan, Fracker earned his Master of Social Work, Academy of Certified Social Workers.
Fracker has been a district finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Regional competition and has taken second place. He was also the winner of the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition in 1985. Fracker performed as a Principal Artist with the New York City Opera from 1987 to 1989. Until 2005, he was a Principal Artist with the Metropolitan Opera.
Fracker continues to make appearances nationally and internationally with other major opera companies and orchestras.
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