Linda Collazo

Linda C.

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

Teaching since:
2014

Audiences throughout the U.S. have heard Ecuadorian and Puerto-Rican Mezzo-Soprano Linda C. at venues including Carnegie Hall, the U.N., Lincoln Center, the United Palace Theater, and Repertorio Español, as well as in theaters throughout Europe. Described as having a voice that is “elastic and luxurious…” (Ars Raving Mad), Linda began her 2018/19 season as a part of Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance. She later went on to perform as an Apprentice Artist in Sarasota Opera’s Winter 2019 season, and just recently sang the role of María Magdalena in El Caminante de Nazaret and as a soloist in Ben Yarmolinsky's The Constitution with the Vertical Player Repertory Theater.

Linda has made appearances with the New York Lyric Opera Theater at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall and made her Italian operatic debut as La Cesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with Si Parla, si canta and Centro Studi Italiani in 2017.

In addition to her operatic career, Ms. C. has also showcased her vocal versatility in her concert and recital work. She has performed as a soloist with various orchestras and ensembles throughout New York City including the Mimesis Ensemble, Queens College Choral Society, Voces Unidas, and the Cantanti Project, performing in concerts, recitals and galas showcasing oratorio, new music, and Spanish opera, zarzuela, art song, popular song, and baroque music.

Her recent awards include first prize in the Friday Woodmere Music Club’s Young Artist Competition and first prize in the Bronx Arts Ensemble Young Artist Competition.

Linda received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. She was a CUNY Macaulay Honors Scholar, Richard and Mica Hadar Foundation Scholar, and the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Jane and Paul Smaldone Memorial Scholarship, the Helene B. Giudice Award, the Erik Horlick Memorial Award, and The Claire Bartels Freshman Award.

When she is not performing, Linda loves to teach and has five years of experience teaching both voice and beginner-intermediate piano.

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Experience

Choir, Voice, and Piano Instructor
Oct 2018 - Present
The Point CDC

• Teach a small group of children ages 7 to 10 how to sing in an ensemble by assigning different songs every few months and rehearsing the music in weekly one-hour sessions, with the goal of performing in a concert at the end of each semester.
• Engage the students in a fun environment in which they learn about team work by practicing how to sing music of all styles together, including folk and classical.

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Private Voice and Piano Teacher
Sep 2018 - Present
New York Music & Arts

• Train voice and piano students of all ages, including children, teenagers, adults, and the elderly, by giving weekly lessons ranging from 30 minutes to one hour, and assigning music to study and practice each week.
• Prepare students for auditions, including prestigious performing arts high schools such as Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and the NYSSMA exam; which led to students successful passing of the NYSSMA exam.

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Voice and Piano Instructor
Jan 2016 - Oct 2018
Landrum School of Performing Arts

• Instructed a diverse group of children between ages 7 to 15 in group and private lessons to hone their performance skills, reach their musical and acting goals, and teach them musical literacy.
• Monitored all students to ensure they were in a safe and welcoming environment to best support their learning experience.

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Education

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2018
CUNY Macaulay Honors College at Queens College
High School Diploma - Vocal Major
Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and the Performing Arts

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

3rd Place Winner
Jun 2019
Five Towns Competition for Voice
Semi-Finalist
May 2019
Washington International Competition for Voice
1st Place Winner
May 2018
Friday Woodmere Music Club Young Artist Competition for Voice
Jane and Paul Smaldone Memorial Scholarship
May 2018
Queens College
Finalist
Apr 2018
New York International Vocal Competition
Fellow
Jan 2018
Be-Spoken
1st Place Winner
Dec 2016
Bronx Arts Ensemble Young Artist Competition
Finalist
Nov 2016
Civic Morning Musicals Competition
Scholar
Aug 2014
Richard and Mica Hadar Foundation

Photos & Videos

A mini-documentary about what I do as an opera singer and teacher.
Teaching an adult student

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Teaching a younger student

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A sample of me performing in a live concert with the Queens College Choral Society and Orchestra
A performance I did in Washington Square Park with Opera Under the Arch

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Performance photo with Cantanti Project at the United Palace Theater

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Performance photo with Voces Unidas

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Snippet of me in rehearsal for Martina Arroyo's Prelude to Performance, singing the role of Meg Page in Verdi's Falstaff
Performance with Mimesis Ensemble singing as Mary Magdalene in Grullon's El Caminante de Nazaret

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2 Reviews

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Anthony C. Jul 7, 2019
Classical Voice · In home

Linda is a vey experienced teacher,
She worked well with my 9 yr old son!

Ana Jul 6, 2019
Classical Piano · In home

My daugther has been taking piano lessons for about 1 month and it's amazing how fast she's learning, also Ms Linda is so patient as a teacher and my daugther feels so confortable as i do myself while i wait for her class to finish. I highly recomended her. 🤗

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