Style: Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Adjunct Voice Faculty, The College of St. Rose; Singer; Private Voice Teacher
Bio: A member of the Professional Women's Singer's Association and a member of the voice faculty at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, Ms. von Goerken has been an active voice teacher for many years. In addition to maintaining several private vocal studios on both the east and west coasts, she has given numerous master classes both in this country and abroad. During her sojourn as a member of the voice faculty at Adelphi University on Long Island, Ms. von Goerken created and directed the Adelphi Opera Workshop and Opera Theatre of Adelphi. Anneliese has a number of highly talented students who have received full or partial scholarships to major in music and theatre at Adelphi and other prestigious universities around the country. Anneliese was Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and MacAllister Opera Awards, 2013 National Finalist for the American Prize in Opera, and 2012 National Finalist for the American Prize in Art Song. Roles include Queen of the Night, Rosalinda in Fledermaus, Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte. Praised in the New York Times, “…had presence as the Countess”, she made her debut as Donna Elvira in 2011, substituting for an ailing singer on six days notice. A passionate recitalist, appearances include 2011 East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, Carmina Burana (PBS), Four Last Songs (Adelphi Orchestra) and concerts in England. Engagements include Belleayre Music Festival, Bronx Opera, Bremerton Symphony, Washington-Idaho Symphony, and Hubbard Hall Opera. Heard in concert in the U.S. and England, an interest in contemporary literature has led to a number of premieres. Upcoming engagements include Mother in Amahl in Texas, and recitals in Texas, Vermont and Washington. Ms. von Goerken teaches private voice, class voice, audition and performance techniques, Broadway ‘Belt’ techniques, Diction for Singers, International Phonetic Alphabet, Opera History, Opera Workshop, Cabaret Workshop, breathing seminars, speech therapy, and classes in ear-training and sight-singing. Lessons combine an enthusiastic, affirming teaching style with vocal techniques designed to help the student learn to safely produce a more beautiful sound. Students will work on developing their vocal range utilizing exercises specifically designed to address individual technical problems, diction and performance skills. All styles of music are welcomed. Students are encouraged to tape their lessons. Please contact her by telephone or email for further information.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program