2020-2021 Events

Due to safety concerns associated with COVID-19, this season’s events will take place online via Zoom. 


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Turning Your Ordinary Studio Into An Extraordinary One!

Turning Your Ordinary Studio Into An Extraordinary One!

Feb 21, 8:00pm - Feb 21, 10:00pm


Join NYSTA and Narciso Solero ( as we explore how to turn dreams for your studio into reality through goal setting and implementing the steps to achieve those goals.

Participating teachers will complete a survey in advance, submitting ideas for goals they would like to achieve, from studio administration and professional development to repertoire building and achieving the highest level of artistry from students. Goals will be examined to construct a clear-cut practical path to reach them, including an exploration of the value of setting ambitious or "impossible" goals will also be discussed.

{NOTE: Teachers do NOT have to give their names when completing the surveys ahead of the program; goals maybe submitted anonymously.]

Webinar via ZOOM - Register at
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8 interested  ·  1 going
Teaching Voice Students from East Asia

Teaching Voice Students from East Asia

May 16, 2:30pm

New York metropolitan areaNorth Bergen, NJ07047 Map

Online Spring Event: Understanding the Linguistic Challenges and Advantages Unique to Native Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Japanese Speakers.

With Ryu-Kyung Kim, Stephen Ng and Sahoko Sato Timpone.

Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:30--4:30 PM EDT via Zoom.

Link to Register: (Check Back Soon!)

Voice teachers today are often working with students for whom English is their second language. It is increasingly helpful for them to understand the linguistic tendencies of represented languages. This presentation, followed by Q&A, will explore specific examples for speakers of Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Japanese, where these languages present both challenges and advantages to vocalists compared to American English speakers. The goal of this presentation is to help voice teachers become more acquainted with these languages and to provide them with practical tips to apply in their studios. Through examining linguistic perspectives and providing specific exercises, we aim to advance vocal teaching for East Asian singers.
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Chuck Hudson: Acting Bigger

Chuck Hudson: Acting Bigger

Dec 6, 6:30pm - Dec 6, 8:30pm


Holiday Online Event: Josephine Mongiardo Great Coaches Series

Movement Masterclass with Stage Director Chuck Hudson: Acting Bigger

A particular challenge for presentational forms of performance like opera and musical theater is “making things bigger.” Directors often say, “I loved what you were doing in rehearsal. It was intimate and connected and truthful…but now we’re onstage and I need you to be bigger.” Suddenly everyone starts to mug, or they begin moving their arms around, as if taking up more space was the way to act bigger, and we lose the connection to dramatic truth.

DRAMATIC CORPOREAL TECHNIQUE: The Five Movements of Pure Thought

■ Using psycho-physical dynamics and rhythms to turn Staging into Human Behavior.

■ Visible Dramatic Action: making the invisible visible without “acting it out.” There is a logical sequence of actions one plays to make the invisible visible. Performers must break down all of their work into this logical sequence of specific actions.

■ What “Moment to Moment Acting” means and how to do it for opera and music theater.

Webinar via ZOOM - Register:


Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:30-8:30 PM EST

Four to six singers plus an alternate will participate.
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Does Classical Training Apply to Contemporary Musical Theatre? YES!

Does Classical Training Apply to Contemporary Musical Theatre? YES!

Oct 25, 2:30pm - Oct 25, 4:30pm

New York metropolitan areaNorth Bergen, NJ07047 Map

How can singers adapt to the rigorous stylistic demands many regard as "high stress" singing, usually performed eight shows a week on Broadway or regional theatre? Designed for classically trained voices (but open to auditors from all musical backgrounds!), this workshop will specifically explore the Contemporary Musical Theatre style, such as Alanis Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill.

Jane Seaman will offer specific vocalizations while she works directly with 3 or 4 chosen singers. Each will sing first a short song in their comfort zone, then dig into a contemporary musical theatre piece or rock/pop song and be coached on adjustments within their vocal tract and resonators.

For safety purposes related to COVID-19, participants will sing in their own ZOOM locations to pre-recorded accompaniments played by Phil Hall.

To register for the webinar, visit:
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Member World Wide Happy Hour

Member World Wide Happy Hour

Sep 20, 7:30pm

New York metropolitan area

Mimosas in Melbourne, some Cabernet in Cali, or a New York City Nightcap...Join us on ZOOM for Happy Hour, wherever you may be! We'd love to spend an hour or two getting to know you! RSVP to

3 interested
Teaching Singing to Students with Vision Loss

Teaching Singing to Students with Vision Loss

Apr 26, 4:00pm - Apr 26, 6:00pm

Zoom Webinar

Due to the current pandemic, our Spring Event has moved ONLINE! The Zoom Webinar will take place Sunday 4/26/20, 4pm-6pm. Join Charlotte Surkin & Dalia Sakas as they present essential resources and practical tips on working with someone who is visually impaired. Visit for more information and use the link below to register for the webinar!
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26 interested  ·  13 going
Russian Repertoire Masterclass with Grenada Meirson

Russian Repertoire Masterclass with Grenada Meirson

Oct 20, 6:00pm - Oct 20, 8:00pm

Josephine Mongiardo Great Coaches Series with Ghenady Meirson
Russian Repertoire Masterclass – Arias from “Eugene Onegin”

College Audition Workshop with Lorraine Nubar

College Audition Workshop with Lorraine Nubar

Apr 28, 1:00pm - Apr 28, 3:00pm

Pearl Studios500 8th ave, NY 10018 12th flNew York, NY10018 Map

In our first event specifically designed for high school voice students, Lorraine Nubar from the Juilliard School’s Pre College will work with five singers on how to prepare for your college entrance auditions.

Lorraine Nubar is head of the Juilliard School’s Pre-College voice department and a member of its faculty since 1978. She has taught at New England Conservatory since fall 2003. Ms. Nubar studied with Jennie Tourel, serving as her teaching assistant while still a student. She also worked with William Vennard, Daniel Ferro, Martial Singher, Frank Corsaro, Gerard Souzay, Elly Ameling, Jeanine Reiss and Dalton Baldwin.

Ms. Nubar enjoys a long time association with collaborative pianist Dalton Baldwin and conducts annual masterclasses with him at Vermont Opera Theater’s “Foliage Art Song” festival. An established presence in France, Ms. Nubar is the first American to be appointed to the voice faculty at the Conservatoire Nationale Superieure de Musique in Paris. She has prepared singers for the Paris Opera and Lyon Opera and regularly conducts summer masterclasses at the Foundation Royaumont in Val d’Oise, the Centre International de Formation Musicale in Nice and the summer vocal chamber music program at Les Azuriales Opera. Several of her students have been honored as Presidential Scholars in the Arts, and have sung at the White House. In demand as an adjudicator, she has been a juror for the Young Concert Artists International competition, the Paris Concours, and the Marseille Concours.

She received her B.M. and M.S. from the Juilliard School
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Complete Vocal Fitness Laryngeal and Articulatory Function

Complete Vocal Fitness Laryngeal and Articulatory Function

Feb 24, 4:00pm - Feb 24, 6:00pm

Pearl Studios500 8th ave, NY 10018 12th flNew York, NY10018 Map

Free for NYSTA members, students and guests.
Donations welcome.
Event will be Livestreamed.

Vocal technique includes the ability to maintain a low laryngeal position, the skill to modulate registration seamlessly, and the capacity to navigate a broad pitch range. Clear diction and optimal resonance depend upon tension free, well-coordinated articulators. This workshop offers a practical overview of laryngeal and articulatory anatomy and function, presented without a bias for any particular approach to technique, including:

• A brief, accessible discussion of laryngeal and articulatory anatomy
• Techniques for assessing and improving vocal range
• Techniques for alleviating tension in the extrinsic muscles of the larynx, the jaw and the tongue
• Exercises for developing articulatory independence and coordination

Dr. Friedlander has presented workshops on vocal fitness for The Voice Foundation and the Performing Arts Medicine Association, and was an invited panel discussant on health and wellness for OPERA America. Her students have performed on Broadway, and at leading opera houses including The Santa Fe Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. She is the author of the monthly column “Musings on Mechanics” for Classical Singer Magazine as well as a widely read and cited blog on vocal technique and fitness, The Liberated Voice. In 2008, she joined the faculty of the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, where her most recent project was the development, in collaboration with Joyce DiDonato, of The Singer’s Audition Handbook, an interactive online career development guide for young singers.
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Songs by John Bucchino

Songs by John Bucchino

Dec 2, 6:30pm - Dec 2, 8:30pm

330 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001-5007, United States Map

Location: Marc Scorca Hall at National Opera Center
Check-in: 6:00-6:30pm
Admission: Free for NYSTA members, students and guests.
Donations welcome

Composer, lyricist, pianist and teacher John Bucchino will conduct a master class, working with singers on his compositions. Our holiday reception will follow.

About the Presenter:

John Bucchino's songs have been performed and recorded by renowned pop (Art Garfunkel, Judy Collins), theatre (Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald), cabaret (Barbara Cook, Michael Feinstein), and classical (Yo-Yo Ma, Deborah Voight, Nathan Gunn), artists as well as The Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House, London’s O2 Arena and The White House.

Among his honors are two Drama Desk nominations, The Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award, The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, The Jonathan Larson Award, The Kleban Award, The Los Angeles Ovation Award (for the revue IT’S ONLY LIFE), The DVD Premiere Award (for the song “Better Than I”), and the first annual Fred Ebb Award.

He has written scores for the musicals URBAN MYTHS, LAVENDER GIRL, Broadway’s A CATERED AFFAIR (nominated for 12 Drama Desk Awards, and winner of the New York Drama League Award for Best Musical, with a book by Harvey Fierstein), IT’S ONLY LIFE, and the Dreamworks animated film JOSEPH, KING OF DREAMS, and lyrics for the children’s musical SIMEON’s GIFT (with a book by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton and music by Ian Fraser). Some recordings of his work are: GRATEFUL, THE SONGS OF JOHN BUCCHINO (with companion songbook), SOLITUDE LESSONS (another collection of original songs), ON RICHARD RODGERS’ PIANO (solo piano interpretations of Rodgers songs on the composer’s own Steinway, voted Best Instrumental CD by Show Business Weekly), and the PS Classics releases of the cast albums of IT’S ONLY LIFE (with companion songbook) and A CATERED AFFAIR. As part of their Julie Andrews Collection, Harper Collins published a children's book, based on John’s song, called “Grateful, A Song of Giving Thanks” which was awarded the Parents’ Choice Gold Award.
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Master Class with Jennifer Rowley

Master Class with Jennifer Rowley

Oct 14, 3:30pm - Oct 14, 6:00pm

New York Singing Teachers' Association - NYSTANew York, NY Map

Fall Season Opening Event and Reception:
Josephine Mongiardo Great Coaches Series
Masterclass with Jennifer Rowley, Soprano
(appearing courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera)

Internationally renowned soprano, Jennifer Rowley will present a masterclass in operatic repertoire in this year’s Josephine Mongiardo Great Coaches Series.Four singers will be selected to present two operatic arias for Ms. Rowley.

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 4-6PM EST
Marc Scorca Hall at National Opera Center,
330 Seventh Avenue, New York City

Free for NYSTA members, students and guests. Donations welcome.

**Sign-in at 3:30pm**
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8 interested  ·  5 going