Tifton Graves

Adjunct Faculty, Voice



Email: Tifton Graves
Phone: 937-229-3936


Tifton Graves, tenor, is a native of Steubenville Ohio. He attended Youngstown State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance. Graves went on to earn his Master’s degree in vocal performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has performed a number of operatic roles such as Federico in Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz, Dr. Blind in Die Fledemaus, Monostatos in The Magic Flute, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, The Chaplain in Dialogues des Carmelites, Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro, the Podesta in La Finta Giardiniera, the Defendant in Trial by Jury, Pedrillo in Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, Lindoro in the Italian Girl in Algiers, and Captain Fitzbattleaze in Utopia Limited. He has performed with the Dayton Opera as the Parpignol in La Boheme, Nelson/Crabman in Porgy and Bess, and Emperor Altoum in Turandot.

Graves taught voice and directed the opera program at Wilberforce University from 2006-2014 and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Voice at the University of Dayton, voice instructor at Stivers School for the Arts and teaches private voice lessons at That Music Place Studios in Miamisburg, OH.


  • Cleveland Institute of Music, MA in vocal performance
  • Youngstown State University, BA in vocal performance