Charles Roe, M.M.

Adjunct Professor, Vocal Studies

Phone: (520) 245-5297
Office Location: School of Music
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Charles Roe, M.M., is committed to helping his students understand the basic components in producing a safe and aesthetic singing technique that can be used to communicate ideas and emotions. In doing this, he hopes to be a good model for witnessing his Christian faith and how it has aided him throughout his career. His background in over 45 years in academia, 25 years as a church choir director, and experience as a professional performer in opera and concerts throughout the United States helps strengthen the concepts that he professes in his teaching.

Roe, baritone, Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Arizona, held the Amelia Rieman Endowed Chair in Opera and was chairman of the Vocal Area until his retirement in 2014. He also served as director of the Parish Choir for St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Tucson for 22 years. Roe and his wife moved to California in February 2015. He is an emeritus member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Previously, he had served on the faculties of the University of Southern California, Eastern Michigan University, Texas Tech University and the Music Academy of the West. Professor Roe is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College (B.M.) and the University of Illinois (M.M.), where he graduated with honors.


  • Bachelor of Music, Baldwin-Wallace University
  • Master of Music, University of Illinois

Academic Area

  • School of Music (College of the Arts)


  • Opera Direction
  • Private Voice Instruction
  • Vocal Pedagogy

Courses Taught

  • GMUS 542 - Vocal Techniques
  • MUS 443 - Vocal Pedagogy

Office Hours

By appointment.