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Pamela S.
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Learn Opera with One of the Best-Trained Opera Singers in the US
I have been teaching voice for more than 15 years. I teach a classical technique which can be applied to any style of singing. I have taught and given master classes at universities and conservatories across the country, and my students have achieved success both locally and internationally. I am primarily interested in helping serious students prepare for auditions, competitions, and conservatory admissions. Please see my website for more information about my work.
About Pamela S.

Praised for her "rich dramatics" (The Boston Globe) and called "Magnificent," by Fanfare Magazine, soprano Pamela S. has earned a reputation for bringing passion, intelligence and style to every performance. Through an international singing career that has included everything from Baroque opera to working with some of some of today's most prominent composers, Pamela has performed with Beth Morrison Projects, American Opera Projects, CUSP, Rhymes With Opera, Helix!, Saratoga Fine Arts Festival, Yamaha Concert Artists series, New Music New Haven, Gotham Arts, and Unruly Sounds. She has built a career working with contemporary composers of all levels, from students to internationally recognized artists. She appeared on a PBS documentary singing the music of Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang, and created the role of Julia Dehning in the world premier of the opera The Making of Americans at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. She is featured as a vocalist on minimalist composer Alexander Turnquist’s album Flying Fantasy, released on Western Vinyl. She is a member of experimental Princeton-based country-techno band Owen Lake and the Tragic Loves, which performs frequently throughout Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey, and has released multiple albums on Carrier Records. In addition to her work as a singer, Pamela has enjoyed an active career as a composer. Her opera, The Interaction Effect, has been workshopped by Manhattan School of Music in both 2019 and 2020 for the From Page to Stage program in NYC. She was a 2017-2019 composer fellow with American Opera Projects Composers & the Voice Workshop. Her music has been broadcast to audiences nation-wide on American Public Media’s Performance Today, and has been featured on the Lindsey Christiansen Art Song Festival at Westminster Choir College in 2019. She was a featured guest composer on the 2015 OME New Music Festival in Phoenix, AZ. She has had works commissioned by Patchwork American Song Project, Guided Imagery Opera, Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project, Poor Puppet, and many others. She has written works for TEDx Carnegie Lake, New Hope Sound(e)scape Festival, and IVY Connect’s debut concert at the DiMenna Center. Her composition for mezzo soprano Kayleigh Butcher and pianist Christopher Narloch, as part of The Schoenberg Project, had its debut in Chicago at Constellation, and then toured several midwest cities. As an educator with close to two decades of experience, Pamela has taught, lectured, and given master classes at universities and conservatories across the country, including the College of Saint Elizabeth, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, City College of New York, San Francisco Conservatory, Drew University, and many others. Pamela's students have achieved success both locally and internationally. She blogs frequently on topics related to vocal pedagogy for Takelessons.com. Pamela maintains a private voice studio at her home in Newtown, and teaches students from all over the country online. Pamela is an alumna of the Bang on a Can Summer Institute at Mass MoCA, OperaWorks, SICPP, and the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme. She received her Masters degree from the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, where, upon graduation, she was awarded the Phyllis Bryn-Julson Prize for Commitment to and Performance of 20th/21st Century Music. She has received grants for her work from Johns Hopkins University, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. *** Lesson Details *** My teaching is goal oriented but always supportive and encouraging. Students can expect lessons to consist of vocal technique building and repertoire study. Lessons are very individually geared towards each student's unique needs and goals. Students who follow my instruction always see and hear results. *** Specialties *** classical voice, musical theater, contemporary music performance

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Opera Voice
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it was good.

Posted Sep 22, 2021
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First lesson with Pam and it was awesome. Tremendous energy and extremely friendly. Made me relax.

Posted Sep 22, 2021
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Nice, friendly, and encouraging. Awesome teacher!

Posted Sep 9, 2021
Voice Teacher, Music Theory Teacher, Chamber Music Coach, Singer-in-Residence
Aug 2013 - Present
Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts
Voice Teacher
Mar 2013 - Present
Scherzo Music
Voice Teacher
Aug 2009 - Present
The College of Saint Elizabeth
Adjunct Lecturer in Music Theory, Composition and Ear Training
Aug 2011 - Aug 2012
City College of New York, CUNY
Master of Music, Voice
Aug 2005 - May 2007
Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Arts, Music/Voice
Aug 2000 - May 2004
Westminster Choir College
The Phyllis Bryn Julson Award for Commitment to and Performance of 20th and 21st Century Music
May 2007
Peabody Conservatory
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Apr 2011
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Instructor details
Opera Voice
Teaches 3 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Avondale Drive
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$55
45 minutes
$85
60 minutes
$115
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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