Corinne Denny

Corinne D.

Denver, CO
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About

Corinne delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
November 2006

Corinne D. specializes in healthy belting for musical theatre, pop, jazz, R&B, gospel and country styles of singing as well as classical and opera. She has been teaching privately since 2006, and spent two years as a student teacher for the Knoxville Children's Choirs, in her home state of Tennessee. Corinne holds a dual Master's in Opera and Musical Theatre Performance from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor's in Voice Performance with a minor in Theatre Performance from Middle Tennessee State University. Her healthy belt technique was developed through years of training in both classical and popular styles of singing with pedagogues such as David Jones, Lauren Sawyer, Anne Kopta, and Dr. Christine Isley-Farmer. Ms. D. spent the summer of 2011 studying opera and German Cabaret singing, as well as performing at the Middle Saxony Theatre in Freiberg, Germany. When studying with Corinne, singers develop classical technique as a foundation and then learn to modify the resonating space to create the desired sound for their style- leading to a popular sound without strain on the vocal cords. A strong performer, Corinne also has thorough training as an actor, and integrates acting into her lessons to turn out not simply singers, but well-rounded performers. Her musical theatre credits include: "Die Dreigroschenoper" (The Threepenny Opera) (Jenny), "Der kleine Horrorladen" (Little Shop of Horrors) (Chiffon), "The Last 5 Years" (Cathy), "Once Upon a Mattress" (Lady Larken), "Anything Goes!" (Erma), "Pippin" (Fastrada), "High School Musical" (Ms. Darbus) and "Nunsense!" (Sister Hubert). Opera credits include: "Vanessa" (Vanessa cover), "Hansel and Gretel" (Witch), "Die Zauberflote" (First Lady and Second Lady), "Suor Angelica" (La Zia Principessa and La Maestra della Novizie), and "Tartuffe" (Elmire). Corinne is also very passionate about working with modern composers and playwrights, and sang in the premiers of the following musicals and operas: "Some-thing from No-thing", "Scarlet Letter... The Musical", "Queen Victoria's Floating Garden of Secrets and Natural Wonders", and "Mayor Moon and the Storytelling Festival" - a children's musical that premiered in the US and then toured in Honduras as part of Middle Tennessee State University's Honduras Project.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons generally consist of 1/2 exercises and technique, and 1/2 repertoire, style and performance. Repertoire is chosen by the student and Corinne together- she will never assign a student a song they hate! Sheet music of repertoire will either be provided by Corinne or purchased by the student (most can be purchased online, downloaded and printed). Corinne generally works with accompaniment tracks for singer repertoire, so students can practice with accompaniment at home, and she can focus on listening to their singing during lessons. These can generally be purchased on Amazon.com and downloaded very cheaply. Corinne provides all singers with high quality Mp3 recordings of each lesson for easy practice of exercises and review.

*** Studio Equipment ***
High quality Mp3 recordings of each lesson included in fee!

*** Travel Equipment ***
Keyboard, high quality digital recorder (Zoom)

*** Specialties ***
Musical Theatre, Opera, Jazz, Pop, Country, Performing, Acting, Theory, Alexander Technique, healthy singing for all ages!

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Experience

Singer, Production Manager, Stage Director
Jan 2013 - Present
Boulder Opera

I have been involved with Boulder Opera company since their first production in Spring of 2013. Currently, I am their Production Manager and the understudy for the title role in the opera "Vanessa." In December of 2013, I sang the First Lady in "The Magic Flute" and in early 2013 I stage directed their first production "La Cenerentola (Cinderella)."

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Education

Master's of Music, Opera and Musical Theatre Performance
Aug 2009 - May 2011
Arizona State University
Bachelor's of Music, Voice Performance
Aug 2003 - Dec 2007
Middle Tennessee State University

Languages

German
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Regional Young Artist Finalist
Feb 2014
Classical Singer Magazine
Regional Young Artist Finalist
Feb 2013
Classical Singer Magazine
Special Scholarship to study in Germany
Apr 2011
Arizona State University Lyric Opera Theatre Guild
Winner, Musical Theatre Graduate Division
Jan 2010
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Valley of the Sun Region
Music Scholarship
Aug 2009
Arizona State University
Music Scholarship
Aug 2003
Middle Tennessee State University

Photos & Videos

Here is an excerpt from a concert performance of Jason Robert Brown's "The Last 5 Years" that I sang Cathy in while studying at ASU.
Photo by Corinne D.

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