Dr. Barbara Di Toro
Adjunct Professor of Music
Soprano Dr. Barbara Di Toro, a native of Glenside, joined the Arcadia University voice faculty in the summer of 2013. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in vocal performance at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance, and most recently completed a doctorate in Higher Education Administration at Temple. Barbara’s academic achievements include the Boyer-Griswald Award, the Milliard E. Gladfelter Scholarship, a Presidential Scholar Award, and membership in the Pi Kappa Lambda (Music Honor Society), Golden Key National Honor Society and Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. The title of her doctoral dissertation was Non-Credit Community Arts Programs: A Comparative Case Study of Three Programs within Research Universities.
Her operatic roles include Susanna in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and First Lady in Mozart’s Magic Flute, Monica in Menotti’s The Medium, Amour in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice, and Sr. Anne of the Cross in Poulenc’s Dialogue of the Carmelites, among others. Barbara has also performed in musical theater such roles as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Robin in Godspell (Keswick Theater) and Patti in the Wyncote Players’ production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Active as a church soloist, she is the soprano soloist and section leader at Calvary Presbyterian Church, and also cantors at two other local churches. In addition to maintaining a private voice studio, Barbara’s teaching experiences include lecturer in voice at Temple University, music director and co-producer of the annual musical theater productions at Gwynedd Mercy Academy H.S., and classroom music teacher at the elementary and pre-school levels. Barbara currently serves as Associate Director of Temple University Music Preparatory Division of the Boyer College of Music and Dance.