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Cathedral Choral Society Mid-Season Audition Date for the 2014-15 Season

Cathedral Choral Society is the oldest symphonic choral group in Washington, D.C. and is known for its exciting performances and welcoming camaraderie.

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Shaina Virginia Kuhn

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Lyric soprano Shaina Kuhn has performed in many operas, concerts, recitals, and musicals along the east coast.  She is a member of the Washington National Opera Chorus, sings regularly with the Lyric Opera of Baltimore’s education and outreach program, and maintains a private voice studio in Washington, D.C.

 

WNO Opera Institute at American University

The Kennedy Center and the Washington National Opera are holding auditions for the WNO Opera Institute at American University, a three-week summer program for dedicated classical singers ages 15-18.

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The following professional Mezzo/Altos provide vocal instruction. An asterisk "*" beside the name of the teacher means that this teacher is a member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS.)

PATRIZIA CONTE, * mezzo-contralto

Patrizia Conte Voice Studio

Annapolis, MD
410-626-0237 or 201-952-4414
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Faculty: Former Professor of Voice, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ Former Professor of Music, Kean University, Union, NJ

Member: NATS

PATRICIA HUSSEY,* mezzo soprano

SingerPatH Voice Studio
10702 Simpson Mews Lane
Fairfax City, VA 22030
(Studio & Fax) 703-734-3303
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Faculty: George Mason University School of Music
Member: NATS, AGMA

DOROTHY KINGSTON, mezzo soprano

Singer, Voice Teacher, Conductor
11120 Byrd Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Home/studio: 703-385-9425; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LINDA MAGUIRE, mezzo soprano

703-895-3450
Mondays and Thursdays in Alexandria, VA
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CHRISTINE S. DENNING, mezzo-soprano

Loudoun Lyric Opera
voice studio for kids age 8-11 in Hamilton, VA
Beginning Voice Training
$35 a 1/2 hour
3 children for 1 hour $150
Call for an evaluation: 703-625-6280 

DOROTHEY BODNER, mezzo-soprano

Studio: Burke, VA
B.S. in Music Education-SUNY Potsdam (Crane School of Music)
Trained with Vladimir Shustroff, Louis Lebherz in Los Angeles, soloist with the New Dominion Chorale, Cathedral Sings, Opera Encores, Opera International. Sung with Opera Orchestra of Los Angeles, Florida Grande Opera (three years,) Washington National Opera (current-fourteenth year)
References: Thomas Beveridge (New Dominion Chorale,) J. Reilly Lewis (Cathedral Choral Society,) Brock McElheran (former professor at Potsdam)
Contact information: 703-455-1721

GRACE GORI,* mezzo-soprano

Studio: Gori Voice Studios, LLC , Kensington MD
Faculty: Washington Conservatory of Music
Member NATS, AGMA
Teaching since 1993
Education: BM-Voice Indiana University – Bloomington; MM Voice/Opera University of Maryland at College Park; Guest Student, 1990-91 at Munich Hochschule fuer Musik, Munich, Germany; Apprentice artist with Sarasota Opera (1994), Natchez Opera Festival (1996), Des Moines Metro Opera (1995-97). Continued private vocal study in New York City. Alexander Technique study 1996-2003.
Professional experience: Washington National Opera chorus since 1999, soloist with New Dominion Chorale, Washington Women’s Chorus, Washington Bach Consort, Maryland Handel Festival, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, InSeries, Annapolis Opera, and more.
Student achievements: Students have sung with Washington Women’s Chorus, Cathedral Choral Society, NOVA Community Chorus, Voices XXI, Olney Theater, Act II Theater Company and BAPA.
Professional references: J. Reilly Lewis (Cathedral Choral Society), Thomas Beveridge (New Dominion Chorale), Donald Paul Richardson (Washington Women’s Chorus), Dr. Mark Whitmire (NOVA Community Chorus) Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ADRIANA HARDY,* mezzo-soprano

Studio: Arlington, VA
Vocal and Dramatic Coaching connecting "Body, Breath, and Sound" to maximize vocal efficiency
NATS, Feldenkrais Practicioner, and Alexander Technique
Former Voice Faculty at American University, 19 years
Teaching since 1970
Opera, Oratorio, Musical Theatre
Phone: 703-237-6748

BARBARA HOLLINSHEAD,* mezzo-soprano

Studio: Arlington, VA
Baroque music specialty
Teaching since 1993
Voice Faculty-American University and formerly, St. Mary's College in MD
phone: 703-379-8552
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TRICIA LEPOFSKY,* mezzo-soprano

Studio: Rosslyn
Teaching since 1989
Memberships: NATS, American Guild of Musical Artists

Education: MMuEd Austin Peay State University, BM University of Maryland
American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) Austria, acting classes, voice lessons, and voice coaching.
Professional Experience: The Washington National Opera Chorus since 1998, Washington Singers, No Va Opera Theater, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, St. Luke Catholic Church, soloist with Nashville Symphony, Master Works Chorus and Orchestra, various churches, and recitals. Extensive musical theater background including leading roles in West Side Story, Into the Woods, Music Man, Meet Me in St. Louis, Passion, Angry Housewives, and more.
Phone: (202) 445-5509
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LINGLING H. PENG,* mezzo-soprano

Studio: Voice Studio, Germantown Maryland ( since 2004)
Member NATS, AGMA
GPD of Peabody Conservatory / M.M University of Nebraska School of Music
Faculty: NOVA Music and Arts Academy
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LORI SEN, mezzo soprano

Graduate Teaching Assistant & Doctor of Musical Arts student
Voice/Opera Division University of Maryland School of Music
Phone: (917) 704-2676 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Memberships: Voice Foundation

Education:
D.M.A. Voice Pedagogy - University of Maryland School of Music (current)
M.M. Voice Performance and Pedagogy - Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ
B.M. Voice Performance - Dokuz Eylul University State Conservatory, Izmir, Turkey
M.Ed. Teaching Physics - Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
B.S. Physics - Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Recent performances include Marta (Iolanta) and La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) with Westminster Opera Theater, Pauline (Pique Dame) and Prima Donna (Ariadne auf Naxos) with Westminster Opera Workshop, as well as several choral performances as a member of Westminster Symphonic Choir at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and Carnegie Hall in New York.