164 June Street
Worcester, MA 01602
|Phone: (508) 769-8116
|Expertise/Specialty:||Opera and Classical Voice Training/Italian Romantic and German Opera|
|Musical Styles Taught:||Classical, Musical Theatre|
|Education:||B.A. (music) Assumption College, Vocal Performance Studies at The Hartt School, Aspen Music Festival (voice), Aspen Opera Theater Center, Private vocal studies with international soprano Jane Eaglen, sopranos Maria Spacagna and Ruth Falcon of the Metropolitan Opera and Gary Kendall of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Vocal coaches include Joan Dornemann and Jane Klaviter of the Metropolitan Opera, Rainer Armbrust of the Bayreuth Staatsoper, Tomoko Okada formerly of the Bayerische Staatsoper, and Timothy Steele of The New England Conservatory.|
|Memberships/Affiliations:||1998 National Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, National Association for Music Education (member)|
My students have been accepted to and have enrolled in vocal performance and music programs at the Eastman School of Music, Oberlin College, University of Connecticut, Roosevelt University, Catholic University of America, The New England Conservatory, Carnegie Mellon University, Boston University, Gordon College, Boston Conservatory, The Hartt School, University of Massachusetts, New York University, University of Michigan, Harvard University, Temple University, Columbia College Chicago, Rhode Island College, the Manhatten School of Music, and Emerson College. Summer programs for students have included the Tanglewood Institute, V.O.I.C.Experience (Florida), Oberlin in Italy, Boston Conservatory's Summer Youth Vocal-Choral Intensive, Cannon Music Camp, and the Savannah Voice Festival.
Many of my students perform leading roles in regional opera companies and professional, community, college, and high school theater programs, participate in professional, church, and community choirs, and have been accepted into the All-Eastern Honors Choral Ensemble, Massachusetts All-State Chorus, ACDA Chorus, New England Conservatory Youth Chorale and chamber choruses, and MA Central District Chorus. Students have successfully represented our studio at local, regional, and national level voice competitions.
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