Marina Harris

Marina H.

New York, NY

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

Teaching since:
2007

Do you want a professional, relatable, fun teacher who actually cares about your vocal progress? Are you struggling with your technique or feeling fatigued? Are you tired of paying teachers exorbitant rates and not seeing results?
Benefit from my twelve years of experience as a professional opera singer and technical background to give yourself the edge for your upcoming auditions, school year or just for fun! I have sung leading roles at the San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and so many more, and I know what it takes to make it on a professional level. I also know that singing is an intensely personal experience, and I provide a non-judgmental, relaxed environment that will help you flourish. Most importantly, I will teach you the basics of Bel Canto technique, with proper breath support, so that you can easily sing any style of music without strain or pressure. I have studied with the top teachers and coaches in the nation as an Adler Fellow and I can address any vocal issues you throw at me, with zero judgement. I care deeply about my students progress, and we will make sure that you take away something from every lesson that helps you grow vocally.

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Experience

Adler Fellow
Jan 2012 - Dec 2013
San Francisco Opera

Solo artist with the San Francisco Opera as part of their prestigious Adler Fellowship. Performing in main stage productions and in concerts around the San Francisco area.

Vocal instructor
Sep 2009 - May 2011
University of Southern California

Teaching undergraduate voice majors and non music majors. Classical, opera, musical theater, jazz and more

Education

Graduate Certificate, Vocal Arts
Aug 2009 - May 2011
University of Southern California
BM Opera Performance
Aug 2003 - May 2008
California State University, Long Beach

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Dorothea Glatt Forderpreis
Oct 2015
International Wagnerstimmen Competition
George London Award
Feb 2014
George London Foundation

Affiliations

SAG-AFTRA
Jan 2017

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

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American Guild of Musical Artists
Aug 2008

An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.

Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Jan 2004

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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Photos & Videos

In performance, Verdi's Requiem
Massenet's Il est doux, il est bon
George London Finals, 2014

2 Reviews

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Iris Aug 4, 2017
Singing · Online

Marina is a natural teacher. She loves to share what she has learned about music and singing. She has a gift for sight reading, and memorizing, which she can do almost always at first read. Everyone in her studio has mutual respect, including her. She has been my student, but now, she is my teacher. With an open mind, she welcomes the chance to learn from others, including her students. She is highly qualified, with a BA in Music from California State University Long Beach, a Performing Arts degree from University of Southern California, a summer with Music Academy of the West, as well as the Merola and Adler programs with San Francisco Opera. An excellent performer, she gives 100% to all her roles, no matter how small, and helps other cast members and crew whenever she can. You will be very pleased at your progress, when you work with her.

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Kathy Jul 21, 2017
Singing · In studio

Marina was the perfect teacher for my shy sixteen year old who loves to sing but had terrible stage fright! She really brought her out of her shell and made her feel comfortable, AND she'll be singing the lead in Little Shop of Horrors at school this fall!!!!! We are sad to see her go to New York and we miss her but know she had to follow her career. We love Marina!

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