Amy Del Santo
Style: Pop; Opera; Folk; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Adjunct Voice Faculty
Bio: Amy Del Santo, Soprano, from Providence, RI has been an established vocal instructor in the New England area for twenty years, fifteen of them spent at Dean College as adjunct voice faculty teaching private voice and musical theater courses. Aside from her private lesson instruction at Dean College and Roger Williams University, Amy is owner of Del Santo Voice Studio in Providence, RI and also is an Artist in Residence Voice Teacher for the Jaqueline M. Walsh High School for the Performing Arts in Pawtucket, RI. Her background as a classical singer began at Rhode Island College earning her a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance Degree, and continued her opera training in San Francisco, earnign a Masters of Music, in a Classical Voice and Pedagogy program at San Francisco State University. As a lyric coloratura soprano, Amy has Performed the roles of Queen of the Night Mozart's The Magic Flute, as well as the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte. A sought after vocal coach in the Rhode Island area, Amy has coached the lead roles of Elle Woods/Legally Blonde, Fiona/Shrek the musical, The Bakers Wife/Into the Woods, Sally Bowles/Cabaret, Tracy/Hairspray and Mary Poppins in theater groups throughout New England, as well as a students who have gone on to sing in national tours of broadways shows such as Annie. Her private studio students have gone on to study at institutions such as Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory, Arizona State University and Steinhardt at NYU. Amy prides herself in her skills as a vocal pedagogue and mentor to aspiring singers and actors. The relationships she builds with her students last decades. This year coming is the 10th Anniversary of Del Santo Voice Studio where she will be performing with her studio alumni in an upcoming fall 2015 recital. Amy looks forward as a NATS member to join her fellow Dean College faculty and students in upcoming vocal competitions in Boston. A recent review explains it best, Amy is an astute musician and talented singer, who reads a musical score with ease, understands the theory behind it, sings with conviction, and brings a historical perspective to every song. While these attributes are noteworthy, it is her teaching that inspires me most.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Folk; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am currently accepting private students; I accept students through a college or university program