Chuck Dillard

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.


Joys Abiding

Release Date: February 11, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6409
20th Century
Vocal Music
Navona Records presents JOYS ABIDING, an album of vocal duets by female composers including previously unpublished duets by British-American composer Rebecca Clarke, the text of which inspired the album title. The extensive track list of duets from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods is performed by Dana Zenobi, soprano, Oliver Worthington, baritone, Chuck Dillard, piano/harpsichord, and David Murray, double bass. JOYS ABIDING aims to elevate the important work of female composers who have historically been excluded from the male-dominated classical duet canon.