Mr. Lawrence Paul Vojtko

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Music Instructor
Music Conservatory


lawrence.vojtko@wilkes.edu

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Biography
Baritone Larry Vojtko was born and raised in the Wyoming Valley.
He received a B.S. degree in Music Education from Wilkes College. There he studied voice with Richard Chapline and piano with Michael Haberkorn. He continued post-graduate voice studies with Mr. Chapline and piano with Roosevelt Newson.
 
Larry is a member of the area’s professional chamber choir...
the Robert Dale Chorale, and has sung with the Wyoming Valley Oratorio Society and the Choir of the First Presbyterian Church in Wilkes-Barre, where he was Baritone Soloist for nine years. He has appeared as vocal soloist with the above mentioned ensembles as well as the College Misericordia Chorus and the Wyoming Seminary Chorale. He has taught singing for more than 15 years. Many of his students have been accepted as majors in music or musical theatre at institutions such as Temple University, New York University, West Chester University and Point Park College.
 
Larry has remained actively involved in the music community...
of Northeastern Pennsylvania. He has cultivated a keen interest in musical theatre by working in many productions of community theatres. Among the numerous roles he has played are "Tommy" in Brigadoon and "the Modern Major-General" in the Pirates of Penzance at Little Theater of Wilkes-Barre, "Lt. Cable" in South Pacific at Showcase Theater, "Perchik" in Fiddler on the Roof, "Rutledge" in 1776, "Billy Bigelow" in Carousel, "Anthony" in Sweeney Todd, “Lancelot” in Camelot, “Fred” in Kiss Me Kate, all at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse. As a Music Director he has prepared productions of Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, HMS Pinafore, and Annie Get Your Gun. He also has been active on many boards of directors and committees of community organizations           
 
Larry is Program Manager of WVIA-FM, and can be heard on weekdays from 1pm to 4pm.
 
He is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Communications Department at...
Luzerne County Community College. For three seasons Mr. Vojtko was the Program Annotator for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and has been a guest speaker for the series of pre-concert lectures. Most recently he served on the search committee charged with securing the new music director for the orchestra. He has also given lectures at WVIA as part of the personal enrichment music courses offered by the station in cooperation with the Philharmonic, Wilkes University and the University of Scranton.
 
Larry lives in Wyoming with his wife, Bernardine who is the dance instructor at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Kingston. They have two sons, Michael Lawrence and Jonathan Matthew.