Claire DiVizio

Claire D.

Chicago, IL

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About

Claire delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 16+

Teaching since:
August 2011

I'm a classically trained soprano with degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Louisville. I have taught privately and as a member of the Vocal Music Faculty at both the University of Louisville and the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts. Former students of mine are now being offered full scholarships to Voice Performance programs, roles in local productions, and are working as professional music educators. As a singer, I have appeared in operas, concerts, recitals, and musicals across the country and maintain an active performance and audition schedule.

I specialize in classical voice, including opera, operetta, art song, and contemporary classical repertoire. I'm also comfortable incorporating musical theatre and other non-traditional repertoire into lessons. I have conversational facility in French, and can coach diction of French, Italian, German, and Spanish at a highly specific level. I am very comfortable working with students for whom English is not their first language.

As a very experienced auditioner as well as audition panelist, I hope I can be of particular service to students preparing for auditions, be they professional, college, grad school, or community theatre.

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Experience

Private Voice Teacher
Sep 2013 - Present
Self-Employed

Private studio of 10 students, working on everything from jazz standards to spirituals to art song and opera and musical theatre. Ages range from 13 to 56.

Adjunct Faculty of Vocal Music
Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts

A summer conservatory of the most talented students in the state. Private studio of six students, plus classroom instruction in Beginning Music Theory and seminar presentations on Arts Non-Profit Management.

Instructor of Voice
Aug 2011 - May 2013
University of Louisville

Maintaining a studio of 12-16 students of varying skill levels, ranging from complete beginners to students with several years of lessons. Under my tutelage, two students successfully auditioned to have their principal instrument changed to voice.

Education

Master of Music
Aug 2011 - May 2013
University of Louisville
Bachelor of Arts
Sep 2006 - May 2011
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Music with High Honors
Sep 2006 - May 2011
University of Michigan

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Winner- Michigan District
Nov 2012
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
2nd-Place, Advanced Women's Division
Apr 2012
Mid-South Region, National Assoc. of Teachers of Singing
Full Merit Scholarship and Teaching Fellowship
Aug 2011
University of Louisville

Photos & Videos

"Come Scoglio", Fiordiligi's Act I aria from Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE
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"Senza Mamma" from Puccini's SUOR ANGELICA

7 Reviews

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Erica S. Feb 29, 2016
Singing · In home

Claire was friendly, professional, and welcoming. She explained things clearly and obviously knew her stuff. I'm looking forward to my next lesson with her!

Steven Napier Jan 17, 2016
Singing · In home

I have zero musical background. Claire was very patient and clear. I had an absolutely great time. The lesson flew by. I am excited to continue.

Codi M. Dec 28, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio

Claire cares if you're learning correctly. If you don't learn something right away she has different methods of teaching it. She's very patient and will take the time to make sure you sound great.

Kristina B. Oct 30, 2015
Singing · In studio

Claire is really a one of a kind talent. She is a gorgeous singer with a deeply beautiful voice, great ears, and musicianship for miles.. She is intelligent, entrepreneurial, familiarly acquainted with the industry, and is very kind and supportive to boot. I am lucky enough to have been working full time in the classical music industry for a couple of years now and Claire is one of the most impressive people I have ever worked with.

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Matt Oct 30, 2015
Singing · In studio

Claire is super nice and supportive. She is a great singer herself and she knows how to explain singing technique in a way that anyone can understand. Would recommend her to anyone and everyone!

Peter M. Oct 30, 2015
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I have nothing but wonderful experiences with Claire, she's the best!

Lauren F. Oct 30, 2015
Opera Voice · In home

Claire is pretty much one of the most amazing artists, teachers, and human beings I've ever met. I always feel like a better artist after I have worked with her. You would be lucky to have her on your musical team :)

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