Dr. Pedro A. Arroyo Ojeda

“My time at the PR Conservatory of Music, although brief and fleeting, has impacted my life forever."

«I arrived at the Conservatory without having taken a single music, theory, or solfeggio class in my life, and from the moment I walked through the door of Prof. Sheila Ortiz's classroom at Solfeo Preparatorio II in the summer of 2009, I knew I was where I needed to be. to be, and with so many excellent music educators, I have been able to forge my path in the world of music, carrying with my voice the Puerto Rican flavor wherever I go. I still have many dreams to fulfill, but little by little, I am achieving them.”

Dr. Pedro A. Arroyo Ojeda
Operatic Tenor / Doctor of Musical Arts

Dr. Pedro A. Arroyo Ojeda

Operatic Tenor/ Doctor of Musical Arts

Class: 2013

Dr. Pedro A. Arroyo Ojeda
He began his university studies at the University of Puerto Rico in Cayey, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education with a concentration in English, and was a distinguished member of the UPR Cayey Choir, under the direction of Dr. Amílcar Rivera Díaz. Upon finishing her Baccalaureate, she decided to change her career, and entered the PR Conservatory of Music as a music education student, under the tutelage of Prof. Zoraida López, soprano.

After a year of study, and motivated by his singing teacher, he moved to the Singing Department, where he discovered his passion for lyrical singing. Upon completion of his Bachelor's degree in Music, he continued studies leading to a Master's degree, and subsequently a Doctorate, at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of Prof. Thomas Baresel, tenor.

He has participated in master classes with artists such as Justino Díaz, Mignon Dunn, Sherrill Milnes, Margot Garrett, William Bolcom, Stuart Skelton, Fabio Armiliato, Gerald Finley, among others. Upon completing his studies, he moved to Meiningen, Germany, where he spent 5 years as first tenor in the Staatstheater Meiningen opera choir with duties as a soloist.

Since September 2022, he has been first tenor at Staatstheater Nürnberg, one of the most important theaters in the state of Bavaria in Germany.

He has been praised for having a round, sweet voice with easy highs (Meininger Tageblatt), and for displaying winning brilliance (Music in Cincinnati). Roles played include: Der Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer (R. Wagner), Aurelius in Saint Chiara (Herzog), Patched in Carmen (G. Bizet), Theobald in Schwarzwaldmädel (L. Jessel) at Staatstheater Meiningen; Duca di Mantua in Rigoletto (G. Verdi) at Schloss Henfenfeld; Rudolph in La Bohème (G. Puccini) in Varna, Bulgaria; Fritz in L'amico Fritz (R. Leoncavallo) in Berlin, Germany; Mr. Ford in Frida (RX Rodríguez), Alfredo in The Traviata (G. Verdi) and Paco in The short life (M. De Falla) in Cincinnati; The Prince in Rusalka (A. Dvorak) in Canada; Ferrand in Così fan tutte (W. A. Mozart) in Arkansas; Fernando in Doña Francisquita (A. Vives), Dr. Cajus in Falstaff (G. Verdi), and Mayor Upfold in Albert Herring (B. Britten) at the PR Conservatory of Music.

In 2021, he was a producer of a production of Don Giovanni by WA Mozart at the Teatro América in Vega Baja, where he also played Don Ottavio. In addition to all this, he has been a promoter of art song, especially from Puerto Rico, holding recitals where he performs music by Héctor Campos Parsi, Leonardo Egúrbida, José Solís, Johanny Navarro, Iván Rodríguez, among others.

He also maintains a private online singing studio. His students have been admitted to the colleges of their dreams, and have gone on to successful careers touring on Broadway in musicals such as “Fiddler on the Roof.”

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