Eric Hoy Tucker,
Bass-baritone Eric Hoy Tucker, a native of Fairmont, W.Va, has enjoyed a performing and teaching career both nationally and internationally.Tucker has taught and performed in China, Italy, and Peru as well as across the United States. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2012 as soloist in Haydn’s Creation. Tucker was the baritone soloist for the 2010 World’s Fair performance of the Faure Requiem in Shanghai, China, has sung with many regional orchestras and opera companies around the United States and has performed extensively as a recitalist. Tucker's operatic portrayals range from Mozart’s Figaro, Leporello, Sarastro, and Bartolo to Puccini’s Colline. As a voice teacher/opera director, Dr. Tucker has served on the faculties of the University of North Dakota, Northern Arizona University, and is currently Professor of Voice and Opera at Central Michigan University. Tucker's students went on to performing at the Chicago Lyric, San Francisco Opera, Virginia Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Arizona Opera, Kentucky Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Carolina, and the Merola Apprenticeship Program and have been featured as leading roles with the national touring productions of Beauty and The Beast and Les Miserables. Dr. Tucker has earned performance degrees from The Florida State University, The University of Illinois, and The Ohio State University.