I have been teaching privately and coaching voices for over 20 years in the Central Massachusetts area in addition to serving on adjunct faculty/staff at Clark University and Assumption College. My students from around New England have been accepted to and have enrolled in undergraduate and graduate voice programs at the University of Connecticut, Eastman School of Music, Oberlin College, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, The New England Conservatory of Music, The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America, Temple University, Dean College, Plymouth State University, Marymount Manhatten College, The Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Arizona State University School of Music, Emerson College, Belmont University, University of Minnesota, The Schulich School of Music at McGill University, The Boston Conservatory, Roosevelt University, Gordon College, Berklee College of Music, Westminster Choir College, Harvard University, Manhattan School of Music, The Hartt School, University of Alabama, Carnegie Mellon University-College of Fine Arts, Rider University, the School for the Arts at SUNY Purchase College, The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, SUNY New Paltz School of Fine and Performing Arts, Boston University, St. Olaf College, Ithaca College of Music, Fordham University, University of Massachusetts (Amherst & Lowell), The Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Rhode Island College, Millikin University School of Music, University of Tennessee, Berklee College of Music, Providence College, Liberty University, The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, American University, Columbia College Chicago, and the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in NYC. Summer programs for students have included Oberlin in Italy, V.O.I.C.Experience (Orlando & Tampa, Florida), The Tanglewood Institute, Total Interpretation Project (Tito Capobianco Opera Studio), Cannon Music Camp (Appalachian State University), Savannah Voice Festival, Boston Conservatory Summer Youth Vocal-Choral Intensive, SUNY Purchase College Vocal Intensive, Syracuse University Acting & Musical Theater Program, Pre-College Music Theatre Institute at Rider University, The Hanover Theatre Summer Youth Program, Westminster Choir College Solo Vocal Artist Program, Pre-College Music Theatre Program at Emerson College, and Boston University Summer Theatre Institute.
Many of my students have performed leading roles with regional opera companies as well as with professional, community, and college theatre production companies across the U.S., in addition to high school and youth theater programs. Several students continue to participate in critically-acclaimed professional choruses such as the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, New York Choral Society, St. Olaf Choir, Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Chorus, and CONCORA, as well as semi-professional choruses, community and church choirs, and have been guest soloists with regional orchestras. High school-aged students have been accepted to and performed with the All-National Honors Choral Ensembles, All-Eastern Choral Ensembles, Massachusetts and Rhode Island All-State Festival Choruses, ACDA Chorus, The New England Conservatory Youth Chorale, The New England Conservatory Youth Camerata Chorus, the Central Massachusetts District Senior & Junior Festival Choruses, the Worcester Children’s Chorus, and the Händel & Haydn Society’s Young Women’s Chamber Chorus. Students have successfully represented our studio at regional and national level vocal competitions including the annual New York State NYSSMA conference and at the Classical Singer Vocal Competition. Vocal master classes, workshops, and performance opportunities are available to my students annually.
I am a National Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and a frequent soloist with regional orchestras and opera companies in the Northeast as well as a frequent recitalist. My vocal instructors include: Jane Eaglen, Maria Spacagna, Gary Kendall, and Ruth Falcon. My vocal coaches include: Joan Dornemann, Jane Klaviter, Sherrill Milnes, Tomoko Okada (Munich, Germany), Rainer Armbrust, and Arlene Shrut. My diction coaches include: Hemdi Kfir and Nico Castel. Please visit my Biography page at my website for further insight into my career. www.shivick.com