School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041

John-Paul White

John-Paul White

     John-Paul White
Professor of Music, Voice
Voice Program Coordinator
Vocal Pedagogy

(248) 370-2040



John-Paul White, bass was named as the first Travis Professor of Music at Oakland University, honoring his many professional accomplishments and contributions to the university and the community.

He made his professional operatic debut with the New Orleans Opera in a cast that included Placido Domingo. Since then, he has appeared with many of the major American and European opera companies and symphony orchestras such as the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Alte Oper, San Francisco Opera, and at Carnegie Hall.

He holds the Diploma in Opera from the renowned Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. While heading the voice faculty at O.U., Professor White continues to be in demand nationally as a performer and is also known as an author and speaker on the subject of vocal health and rehabilitation.