Style: Opera; Folk; Classical; Musical Theatre
Bio: Deborah is an American soprano, passionate about teaching and singing, and has more than fifteen years teaching experience. Deborah holds a Doctorate of Music (ABD) and Masters in Music, both in voice, from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. In addition, she graduated cum laude from SUNY Fredonia in New York with a Bachelor’s in Music, in voice.
Deborah teaches singing, vocal pedagogy and master classes in vocal technique, vocal style, music theory and performance most recently at music conservatories in Florence, Pisa and Lucca, Italy and in the US, at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance, and Nazareth College, and Finger Lakes Community College in Rochester, NY, as well as at Florida International University, Barry Westminster Christian School and the University of Miami, Florida. In the summer 2000, she opened a branch of the Musical Arts Center in Cincinnati. Recent projects have included teaching a series of technical courses at a hearing in Miami. Ms. Conquest maintains a private teaching studio as well.
Her students have gone on to sing with major opera companies, on Broadway, and recorded with major record labels.
Deborah has sung and taught all over the world, and recently returned from a 4 year tour in Italy.
In the U.S., Deborah has sung with the Florida Grand Opera, the Aspen Music Festival, Chautauqua Opera, the Cincinnati Opera Theatre in the Grandin Music Festival, the Hispanic American Lyric Theatre, the Kenan Vocal Arts Institute at Florida International University Opera Theatre, Florida International Symphony, Fredonia (NY) Chamber Players, the Brevard (FL) Community Chorus and Orchestra, and Cincinnati AIDS Benefit Concerts.
Deborah has been featured singing the national anthem on several U.S. TV channels and international sporting events. Deborah is a registered Music Together® teacher and a licensed Music Together Center Director having received extensive training from founder Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz at the Centro Music Together di Bologna,Italy. She has also completed training with “Music For People”. She has taught Italian and English as a second language, as well as piano.
Deborah believes in teaching healthy singing, regardless of genre: opera, musical theatre, jazz, pop, folk.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Folk; 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