Suzanne J. Galer-Wert
Style: Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Classical; World; Pop; Musical Theatre
Title: Palm Beach State College Vocal Faculty , Bel Canto Studios Palm Beach Director
Bio: Suzanne Galer, Soprano Suzanne Galer-Wert is the Vice President of Gold Coast National Association of Teachers of Singing. She moved to Palm Beach in 2012 and teaches at Palm Beach State College. She directs Bel Canto Studios of Palm Beach where she is on the voice and piano faculty. Dr. Galer holds the DMA in Vocal Performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and studied with Virginia Zeani on a full doctoral scholarship at Indiana University, Bloomington. A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Suzanne made her debut at Carnegie Recital Hall and Columbia Artists Hall as the first-place winner of the New York Vocal Artists. Her operatic credits include Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte with the Rome Festival (Italy), Sorg Opera (OH), Whitewater Opera (IN), and Bloomington Opera Theatre (IN). Suzanne sang the role of Dew Fairy in Indianapolis Opera’s Hansel and Gretel, and Orfeo in the world premiere of the Luigi Rossi Orfeo with the Bloomington Early Music Ensemble. Additional opera credits include Anina in La Traviata with Long Island Lyric Opera (NY) and again with Opera Company of the Hamptons (NY). Galer performed Naiad in Ariadne auf Naxos with the Shreveport Opera (LA), Governess in Turn of the Screw with Inspiration Point (AK), and First Friend in Baby Doe with Ars Nova (AL). She was a Metropolitan Opera first place District Winner and a Chicago Lyric Opera national finalist. Oratorio credits include Carmina Burana with the Lake Charles Symphony (LA) and King David with the Midland-Odessa Symphony (TX). Cross-over Credits include Glinda in the Wizard of Oz with North Carolina Theatre (NC), and the Ramsdell Theatre (MI). Galer has performed Madame Von Starr in Musical of Musicals (AL), Anna in The King and I (MI), Gladys in The Pajama Game(MI), and has recorded numerous historical musicals with The Comic Opera Guild of Ann Arbor (MI). She resides in West Palm Beach with her husband, Brian Wert. She is an active Florida artist, performing with Indian River Orchestra, Palm Beach Atlantic University Distinguished Artists Series, Bethesda by the Sea Chapel, Royal Poinciana Chapel, Lost Tree Chapel, the Robert Sharon Chorale, I Musichi of Palm Beach, and Choral Society of the Palm Beaches.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Classical; World; Pop; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I offer lessons in a group environment; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program