Style: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. President/CEO
Bio: Greta Pope is an award winning, internationally acclaimed entertainer. She has delighted audiences throughout Europe, the Far East, South America and the Caribbean, as well as the United States and Canada. Ms. Pope has been touted one of the great voices of our time, as she performs with ease all styles from Jazz to Opera, and from Rhythm and Blues to Broadway.
Greta’s performance credentials include singing in several languages. She has shared the stage with such well-known performers as Wynonna Judd, Dick Van Dyke, Stanley Clarke, Ramsey Lewis, Rich Little, Penn & Teller, Boy George and many others.
Greta’s voice is featured on commercials and voice-overs, including those for McDonald’s, Whirlpool, Allstate, Lexus, Este Lauder and others.
Greta Pope is the daughter-in-law of legendary Duke Ellington vocalist Kay Davis. Through this relationship, Greta has developed an engaging one-woman show entitled Duke Ellington…The Man…The Music…The Legend! Greta and her top-notch musicians also perform several other original one-woman shows. They are entitled “Paris Noir…American Jazz in Paris,” “Greta Pope Sings The American Songbook,” “Greta Pope Live!” and “An Evening with the Music of Cole Porter.”
Greta Pope holds a Bachelor of Music Degree, a Master of Music Degree and has studied at Indiana University with the brilliant Metropolitan Opera soprano Eileen Farrell. Greta Pope is a Ph.D. in Business Administration and is the author of self-help book Music, Money & You; Managing the Business, now available at leading booksellers nationwide. Music, Money & You has been chosen as the selected text for several school programs. Dr. Pope is a consultant to the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools where she has served as musical director and vocal coach at Fenwick High School for music theater productions including The Wiz and Legally Blond: The Musical. Dr. Pope is also a consultant and contractor to the Chicago Public Schools and is an adjunct faculty member at The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts), where she lectures on the topics of Professional Development for Vocalists and Music Theory.
Jazz and More!…with Greta Pope is a weekly radio show that features vocal music of many genres and languages. The show also features interviews with fascinating people from around the globe.
Dr. Pope is The Music Business Expert www.TheMusicBusinessExpert.com. She is a Motivational Speaker and travels the country with her Music, Money & You Motivational Tour, presenting Master Classes, Lectures and Workshops on the topics of “Breaking into the Music Business” and “It’s Your Life; Being All You Can Be!” Dr. Pope is featured regularly as a speaker at the Annual Self Employment in the Arts Conference (SEA) and the Annual Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization Conference (CEO). Dr. Greta Pope, The Music Business Expert also consults with musicians and singers on a private basis, in the areas of “Brand” development, promotional material development, tour booking/management, merchandise management, recording and networking. Dr. Pope’s Music Studio provides private lessons in piano, voice and music theory to a select few, exceptionally talented young musicians.
Greta Pope is a current/past member of several not-for-profit Boards around the Chicago area, including the Ronald McDonald House, WorldChicago, Illinois Children’s Home and Aid Society, Chicago Cabaret Professionals, Morgan Park Academy and Advocate Trinity Hospital, where she serves as Chairman of the Governing Council. The Greta Pope Wimp Nurse Residency Program at Advocate Trinity Hospital has been named in her honor. Greta Pope is also a member of Jack and Jill of America, The Girl Friends, Inc. and The Links, Incorporated, for which she serves as the Windy City Links Arts Chairman. Greta is a current Board Member of The Girl Friend Fund. Dr. Pope is involved with performing arts organizations and serves on the Board of Directors for the Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) Chicago local www.sagaftra.org, where she is Chairman of the Singers Committee. Dr. Pope serves on the SAG-AFTRA National Singers Committee and is a contributor to SAG-AFTRA Publications entitled The Activator and Playback. Greta is also a member of the Manhattan Association of Cabaret Artists www.macnyc.com, Cabaret West www.cabaretwest.org and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals (CCP) www.chicagocabaret.org. Her writings have been featured in the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Newsletter as well as in the Chicago Jazz Magazine.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I offer lessons in a group environment