Antony Zwerdling is an active voice teacher and performer. In addition to his duties at Hood, he teaches voice lessons and musicology classes at College of Southern Maryland. He has also taught voice at Shenandoah Conservatory and Levine Music. He received his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and his master's from Boston University. In 2007, he earned his doctorate from Shenandoah Conservatory, writing about songs of Samuel Barber. As a performer, Antony sings opera, oratorio and art song. He has performed over twenty-five operatic roles, including Papageno in The Magic Flute, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Eisenstein and Falke in Die Fledermaus, Sid in Albert Herring, Marcello and Schaunard in La Bohème, and Pooh Bah in The Mikado. The companies he has appeared with include Washington National Opera, Opera Lafayette, Wolf Trap Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Lake George Opera, Washington Concert Opera, Opera Boston and Ash Lawn Opera. As an oratorio singer, he has appeared as a soloist and professional member of the ensemble with Handel & Haydn Society, Washington Bach Consort, Washington Master Chorale, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Concert Artists of Baltimore and Philharmonia Baroque.