Charlotte Surkin is a singing voice specialist at The Filomen M. D’Agostino Greenberg Music School of Lighthouse Guild International, voice instructor at Marymount Manhattan College, voice instructor at Molloy College. Surkin has previously taught at Westminster Choir College, Wagner College, and Drew University. She recently presented at the international conference of the College Music Society in Sydney, Australia. Her article on teaching singing to students with vision loss will be published in Journal of Singing next year. As a performer, Surkin has performed the alto solos in over 30 major oratorios with orchestras in the Tri-State Area, including two performances of the Messiah in Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She holds a bachelor of music education degree from Temple University, an MA in music from New York University, as well as a certificate in music from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.