Joni Prado

Associate Professor of Music | voice, academic voice courses


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Location: CPAC 372
Phone: (657) 278-3511

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Dr. Joni Y. Prado, soprano and associate professor of vocal studies at California State University, Fullerton earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal arts at the University of Southern California where her areas of specialty included vocal performance, choral music, music education and jazz studies. She holds a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from California State University, Fullerton and a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and psychology from California Baptist University. Teaching areas include private vocal studies, foreign language diction, song literature, vocal pedagogy and leading vocal workshop. 

Dr. Prado performs throughout the Southern California region in concert and recital settings. She has performed with world-renowned ensembles and conductors such as the Pacific Symphony with Maestro Carl St. Clair, the Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor, Esa Pekka Salonen and the Hollywood Bowl orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri. Dr. Prado has also been privileged to share the stage with operatic singers, Alessandra Marc, Richard Margison, Rodney Gilfrey and Andrea Bocelli. Her most recent operatic role was the lead role of the Duchess in Powder Her Face by Thomas Adés, a role appointed by the composer himself. 

In addition to teaching and performing, Dr. Prado is also in demand as an adjudicator, choral clinician and vocal coach for local school programs and festivals. Earlier this year, she presented a session at CASMEC entitled, “Showing, Not Telling: The Effectiveness of Non-Verbal Communication in Choral Conducting.” Dr. Prado has also assisted on several recording projects as a vocal coach and vocal producer at Skywalker Ranch and Sony Pictures Studios and continues to connect with singers and educators across the country through various singing and speaking engagements. She is excited to be returning to the Titan family this Fall and looks forward to pouring back into the program that played such an integral part of her development as an artist. 

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