180 Cabrini Blvd #76
New York, New York 10033
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Teaching Vocal Mastery from Broadway to Opera
An internationally recognized voice teacher, Leslie Giammanco specializes in contemporary commercial musical theatre belt and classical vocal techniques. Her students perform on Broadway, Off-Broadway, national and international tours, opera, and symphonic stages. She frequently gives master-classes and vocal clinics throughout the US and China on Contemporary Musical Theater Audition Techniques, Audition Repertoire and Contemporary Broadway Mix Belt Techniques.
Currently on the Voice Faculty of Pace Performing Arts, Leslie maintains a busy private voice studio in New York City in addition to teaching China affiliates LBM International Arts Education, MRL International Music Festival and Dramax Group of Beijing. Past university faculties Leslie has served on include NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, CAP21, Hartt School of Music Theatre program, Adelphi University Voice + Opera. Ms. Giammanco is a member (and past board member) of The New York Singing Teachers Association, The National Association of Teachers of Singing and The Voice Foundation. She belongs to the performing unions Actors Equity Association, and American Guild of Musical Artists.
“Compelling strength and vocal dexterity" have made Leslie Giammanco a versatile performer of the Opera, Broadway, Symphonic, Concert, Cabaret, and Cruise Ship Stages. She performed seven roles on the Broadway and National Tours of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. On the symphonic stage made her Carnegie Hall debut with Manhattan Philharmonic performing in the New York premiere of Dello Joio's Nativity: A Canticle for the Child, and Vivaldi's Beatus Vir. She has been a principal soloist with Minnesota Orchestra, Rochester Symphony, Duluth-Superior Symphony, New Jersey State Opera, Minnesota Opera, Amato Opera, Midwest Opera Theatre, Opera St. Paul, St. Paul Chamber Ensemble performing Gounod's Messe Solenelle, Bach's B Minor Mass, and Cantata #51 "Jauchzett Gott", Brahms' Requiem, Mozart's Mass in C Minor, Handel's Messiah, and Haydn's Mass in C Minor. Additionally, she has been featured in many pops concerts with Minnesota Orchestra singing Lerner and Loewe, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and Jerome Kern. Ms. Giammanco has scored many successful cabarets and solo recitals at Steinway Hall with pianist Stephen Sulich performing Wagner, Dvorak, Strauss, Puccini, Brahms, Poulenc. Successful cabaret shows with famed jazz pianist David Lahm include Back in Business, Let My Song Fill Your Heart, Heart’s Desire, Stagestruck Me, Come To Our Party, I Love to Sing-A at Judy’s Chelsea, The Duplex, Danny’s Skylight Room, Debra and Mary’s “Night on the Town”,and Kennebunkport's The Colony Hotel, The Nonantum and Art from the Heart Productions. No stranger to the cruise ship industry, Leslie has sung her way through the international seas with Hapag Lloyd's MS Europa and Europa 2 Cruise ships entertaining guests with Broadway's favorites. Ms. Giammanco is also the founder and artistic director of DivaGrams Entertainment, a company that provides dramatic vocal and instrumental performances for extraordinary corporate and social events. www.divagrams.com
Ms. Giammanco received her B.M. degree in Vocal Performance from University of Southern California under the tutelage of Margaret Schaper and Madame Gwendolyn Koldofsky and her M.M. degree in Vocal Performance from Northwestern University under the tutelage of Patricia O'Neil with additional studies at Illinois Wesleyan University. Ms. Giammanco trained with Minnesota Opera Company’s Young Artists Program under famed director Wesley Balk and Jacqueline Jones . She currently studies with Doris Jung Popper.
She has been a recipient of many prestigious opera awards including The Metropolitan Opera Regional Finalist, American Opera Auditions, Illinois Opera Guild Auditions of the Air, and the San Francisco Opera Auditions. No stranger to television, Leslie gives a voice lesson on the WE Network’s “My Fair Wedding” and shows off her collectables in “Treasures in your home”.
Famed Director Hal Prince endorses Leslie’s CD Let My Song Fill Your Heart (Original Cast Records) “Leslie Giammanco’s CD celebrates a golden period in the American Musical Theatre. Her choices are just that: choice. Some of the selections are standards, some are little known, but wonderful. Larry Grossman and Hal Hackady’s Mama, A Rainbow, Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin’s Long Ago and Far Away and Jerry Herman’s It Only Takes a Moment are just three favorites. Ms. Giammanco is currently a member of the New York Production of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and represents it eloquently”.
Our work together involves core vocal techniques that will balance and strengthen your physical instrument. Learning to engage and release core muscular functions help build efficient breath management and supple support. It also creates a resonant tone with fluid language skills. My vocal techniques strengthen voices for the demands of Broadway, Classical and Contemporary Commercial Pop Rock and Musical Theatre stages. I am fortunate to draw from my own extensive experience as a teacher and performer. The vocal athlete never stops learning, growing and strengthening.
If you’re looking for a teacher that will take you to the next level and give you that extra edge, we just might be a perfect match. I guaranty your voice and self confidence will become stronger in a joyous non judgmental environment. My students work in Opera, Broadway, Off Broadway, National Tours, Regional Theatre, Orchestral, Concert and Cabaret rooms across the country.
Weekday and Weekend Lessons available upon request.
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