Pianist Chuck Dillard is a multi-faceted and sought-after performer, educator, conductor, lecturer, producer, and arranger. Highlights from his 2020-2021 season include performing with Met Opera baritone Damien Geter, producing a virtual production of Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief,” presenting a lecture — “Beyond the Pants Role” — for the College Music Society, and speaking at a Symposium on Transgender and Non-Binary Voice Pedagogy.
In addition to maintaining a professional performance career, Dillard is passionate about sharing the stage with student artists. He is Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano at Portland State University and Founder and Artistic Director of Queer Opera, a program that uses identity-confirming casting to tell queer stories through opera. His doctorate is from the University of Colorado at Boulder.