Style: Opera; Jazz; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Professor of Voice
Bio: Colleen Gray, soprano, has performed extensively with orchestras and opera companies throughout the United States. Her most recent appearances with symphony include performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity, Debussy’s La Damoiselle élue, Schubert’s Mass in G, and Handel’s Messiah. She is a frequent presenter for music conferences, with performances for the College Music Society international conferences in Japan, Ireland, Costa Rica, Spain, Thailand and Croatia, the International Alliance of Women in Music Congress, numerous College Music Society national conferences, and seven Festival of Women Composers International conferences. Dr. Gray most recently presented a lecture-recital of the songs of Lee Hoiby and was chosen to give a performance of “Tesla’s Pigeon,” the winner of the NATS art song competition, at the 2013 International Congress of Voice Teachers in Brisbane, Australia and at the 2012 National Association of Teachers of Singing national conference in Orlando, FL.
Dr. Gray is an Associate Professor of Music at Slippery Rock University where she teaches Applied Voice, Language Diction, Vocal Pedagogy and Opera Performance. She holds the D.M.A. in Vocal Performance and Literature degree from West Virginia University, the M.M. in Vocal Performance degree from Duquesne University and the B.S. in Music Education from West Chester State College. She continued her performance studies with the Accademia Vocale di Lucca, Italy and an artist apprenticeship with the Pittsburgh Opera Center. Dr. Gray’s awards include winning the Delaware Jewish Community Center Emerging Artists Competition and the Pittsburgh Concert Society Artist Competition.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Jazz; 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 offer lessons in a group environment; I accept students through a college or university program