Michael Bilik, tenor, began his musical studies at a very early age. Though it was not until high school that he found his passion for vocal music, he has been blessed with musical opportunities surpassing the last 10 years.
Michael received a BFA in Voice Performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he studied voice with Dr. Oliver Lo and a Masters in Music in Voice/Opera Performance from West Chester University of Pennsylvania where he studied under Dr. Stephen Ng. During his studies, Michael has won voice competitions and was the recipient for several vocal honors. He has performed in numerous operatic and musical theater roles and scenes, from Nemorino in Elixir of Love to Tobias in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd. During the summer of 2017, Michael sang the role of Don Ottavio in Mozart’s beloved opera Don Giovanni. He was invited back again to Orvieto and Rome in 2019 for a three week intensive program of chamber music and art song. He also toured with IUP Chorale in Prague and Vienna. An avid recitalist, Michael enjoys researching and performing 20th century and modern repertoire.
“My goal as an educator is to create and foster a positive learning environment, while being dedicated to the student and helping them to be disciplined musicians, as well as encouraging my students to explore all styles of music. My focus is to help students discover their own instrument and to teach them a healthy and sustainable voice technique that will aide them in lifelong singing.”