Robert Bukovic is a baritone and second-year graduate student in the Voice Performance program at the FSU College of Music. He holds a BM in Voice Performance, an MS in Management, and an MA in Arts Administration. Robert has appeared in opera productions at the University of Florida and Florida State University, in addition to singing with the Operafestival di Roma in Orvieto, Italy. Roles have included Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro, #7 in Conrad Susa’s Transformations, trio member in Hilliard and Boresi’s The Filthy Habit, Bunthorne in Patience, chorus and officer in La bohème, and chorus in Der Vampyr. He has studied and performed in Vienna, Austria as a part of the Westminster Choir College “Language of Lieder” program, singing in master classes and concerts at the Schuberthaus. Robert also toured South Carolina and Colombia, South America as a member of the UF University Choir.
Rebecca Edmiston is a pianist passionate about collaboration, pedagogy, and community outreach. As a collaborative pianist, Rebecca performs frequently in recitals with singers and instrumentalists; over the summers, she has worked as a vocal coach at Interlochen Arts Camp and attended Emerald Coast Chamber Music Festival and The Collaborative Piano Institute. Rebecca is also an active piano teacher and a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music with Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). She has given presentations at the MTNA National Conference and MTNA National Collegiate Chapters Pedagogy Symposium. Rebecca graduated in May 2022 with a master’s degree in collaborative piano at Florida State University where she studied with Timothy Hoekman and worked as a graduate assistant in accompanying. She earned degrees in piano performance and music education at Liberty University where she studied with Tad Hardin.
You can find the duet’s 2022 20th Century Music Competition performance here.