As both a performer and researcher in the science of singing and voice training, soprano Felicity Graham brings a multi-faceted approach to her teaching. Drawing from both the arts and sciences, she combines musicality and artistry with practical techniques taken from all aspects of voice science.
Ms. Graham is a board member of the New York Singing Teachers' Association (NYSTA), and was recently appointed director of their Professional Development Program, which offers a program of voice studies to the singing community. She is an active researcher in the areas of vocal science and pedagogy: together, with Dr. Jeanne Goffi-Fynn and noted speech pathologist Dr. Linda Carroll, she has presented twice at the Voice Foundation's Annual Symposium on the subject of muscle tension dysphonia and its treatment in the singing voice.
Along with her teaching and research, Ms. Graham is an experienced performer. Since her New York debut in recital at Symphony Space, Felicity has been a frequent performer of concert music, in addition to her work in opera. As a champion of American art music (and new American music, in particular), she has given the world premieres of two new pieces written for her by noted New York composer, Steve Cohen, in addition to premiering many other pieces by a variety of American composers. She is also an avid performer of concert spirituals and has lectured on their history and interpretation.
Felicity holds a Master's degree in Music and Music Education (Vocal Pedagogy) degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Science in Vocal Performance from Tennessee State University.