Veronica Pollicino

Veronica P.

Long Beach, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Experienced voice teacher and professional opera singer, skilled in teaching beginner and intermediate students. Whether you would like to sing professionally, sing in the church choir, or just sing for your own pleasure, I believe that with healthy and mindful technique, you can sing anything. Having a classical understanding and singing technique is essential to a healthy voice. In my voice studio, we will establish what your goals are and build your lessons around achieving your goals through healthy singing. I am capable of teaching students in a wide variety of musical genres and styles and all voice types are welcome. The joy of singing becomes even greater when you know how to use your instrument in a healthy and mindful way. I am interested in giving my students the fundamental tools needed to use their voice and achieve their vocal goals.

About Veronica P.

Hello future student! My name is Veronica, and I am an experienced voice teacher and professional opera singer, skilled in teaching beginner and intermediate students. Whether you would like to sing professionally, sing in the church choir, or just sing for your own pleasure, I believe that with healthy and mindful technique, you can sing anything. Having a classical understanding and singing technique is essential to a healthy voice. In my voice studio, we will establish what your goals are and build your lessons around achieving these goals through healthy singing. I am capable of teaching students in a wide variety of musical genres and styles and all voice types are welcome. The joy of singing becomes even greater when you know how to use your instrument in a healthy and mindful way. I am interested in giving my students the fundamental tools needed to use their voice and achieve their vocal goals. Reach out today and let's get started!

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Experience

Opera Singer
May 2018 - Present

Freelance

Praised for her beautiful “copper-toned” timbre and distinguished as a “very promising” artist (Le Devoir/Montreal), American mezzo-soprano VERONICA POLLICINO is quickly establishing herself as a much sought-after emerging artist in the operatic, concert and oratorio worlds. This fall, Veronica will return as a guest soloist with the Montreal-based Cantabile Chorale & Orchestra under the direction of English conductor and composer Peter Willsher in a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's MESSA DA REQUIEM (VERDI REQUIEM). For further information, please click here. In the summer of 2019, Veronica was invited to the Professional Program at the prestigious SONGFEST summer institute in Los Angeles, California. While at SONGFEST, Veronica performed in numerous concerts including; the Bach Cantata Institute under the direction of John Harbison; Guest Master Class with Susan Graham, The Songs of Jake Heggie concert, The Breaking of Nations: WW I & II and Recovered Voices concert, The Journey Through Schubert Lieder master series with Graham Johnson. Veronica has been awarded both a professional fellowship from SONGFEST and grant from the Art Song Foundation of Canada to help facilitate her attendance. In 2019, Veronica competed in the inaugural Voci Olimpiche International Baroque Opera Competition at Teatro Olimpico Vicenza in Vicenza, Italy. Veronica made her Carnegie Hall debut competing at the FINALS of the prestigious Oratorio Society of New York's Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition, where she was awarded the namesake LYNDON WOODSIDE ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD. Additionally, Veronica was a Finalist in both the Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition, and the New York Lyric Opera National Voice Competition. Veronica was awarded a full scholarship as one of only six singers selected for the Bel Canto Ornamentation Intensive at TEATRO NUOVO under the direction of noted musicologist, conductor and Bel Canto pedagogue Will Crutchfield at Opera America in New York City. Operatic credits for Veronica have included Prince Charmant in J. Massenet’s CENDRILLON (New York Lyric Opera), the title role in G. F. Handel's ARIODANTE, Jean de Moncerf in J. Massenet’s LE PORTRAIT DE MANON, Bradamante in G.F. Handel’s ALCINA, Ciesca in the Canadian premiere of American composer Michael Ching’s opera BUOSO’S GHOST, Bertarido in G. F. Handel’s RODELINDA, and scenes as Dorabella in W.A. Mozart’s COSÌ FAN TUTTE and Vera Boronel in G. Menotti’s THE CONSUL. Veronica has performed in public master classes with distinguished artists including Graham Johnson, Susan Graham, Kevin Murphy, Grant Gershon, Michael Schade, Daniel Cabena, Kevin Newbury, Julian Prégardien, Kathleen Kelly and Thomas Cooley. A passionate interpreter of oratorio and concert repertoire, Veronica performed with the 2018 MONTREAL BACH FESTIVAL in performances of J.S. Bach’s ST. JOHN PASSION under the direction of Julian Prégardien. In addition, Veronica has been a frequent guest soloist with the Montreal-based Cantabile Chorale and Orchestra in performances of J. S. Bach’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO, W. A. Mozart’s CORONATION MASS, J. Haydn’s LORD NELSON MASS, G.F. Handel’s MESSIAH, L. Beethoven’s MASS IN C MAJOR, OP. 86, F. Mendelssohn's ELIJAH and W.A. Mozart’s REQUIEM IN D MINOR, K. 626. A native of New York, Veronica was raised in a family of professional opera singers and comes from deeply rooted musical traditions. Veronica holds a Masters in Opera and Voice Performance (McGill University’s Schulich School of Music), a Bachelor of Arts in Art History (McMaster University) and Performance Diploma from the Pre-College Division (Manhattan School of Music) in French Horn and Piano. At McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, Veronica studied Voice with Stefano Algieri. Throughout her studies at McGill, Veronica coached with Olivier Godin, Stephen Hargreaves, Valerie Kinslow and Michael McMahon. Additionally, Veronica has coached with renowned artists and coaches Will Crutchfield, Kamal Khan, Margo Garrett, Alan Louis Smith, Warren Jones, Kevin Murphy, Lydia Brown, François Le Roux and Liz Upchurch.

Education

Masters in Music - Opera and Voice Performance
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018

McGill University

Bachelor of Arts - Art History
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011

McMaster University

Performance Diploma
Sep 1990 - May 2003

Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Professional Fellowship Award
May 2019

SONGFEST

Lyndon Woodside Encouragement Award
Apr 2019

Oratorio Society of New York

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