Style: Opera; Classical
Title: Rowan U, Westminster Choir College, West Chester U, Private Studio NYC/NJ/PA
Bio: Soprano Lauren Athey-Janka has taught classical voice for 17 years. She serves on the voice faculties of Rowan University, Westminster Choir College, and West Chester University, where she teaches applied voice, vocal pedagogy, vocal literature, and diction courses to undergraduate and graduate students. She has private voice studios in New York City, New Jersey and Europe. Ms. Athey-Janka is on the voice faculties of Opera Viva! in Verona, Italy and the Florence Voice Seminar in Florence, Italy. She formerly taught at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Vocal Program. In 2019 and 2020, she was invited to give masterclasses at the renowned Het Conservatorium van Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Ms. Athey-Janka frequently gives masterclasses at universities and conservatories internationally. Ms. Athey-Janka's students have performed with and been accepted to Nordrhein-Westphalia Opera Studio (NWR Opernstudio), Oper Dortmund, Oper Wuppertal, Aalto Musiktheater Essen, Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirche, Stadttheater Gießen, Opernfest Berlin, Wad Opera in The Netherlands, The Royal Opera Academy in Copenhagen, Academy of Vocal Arts, New York City Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera North, Wolf Trap Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Saratoga, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Iowa, Opera Delaware, Seagle Music Colony, CoOPERAtive, Oberlin in Italy, Opera Viva!, the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices, and Florence Voice Seminar. Her students have placed in the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, Lotte Lenya, Classical Singer, Schmidt, and NATS competitions. Ms. Athey-Janka co-authored a series of five anthologies for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone and bass with Dr. Christopher Arneson. These anthologies were written in response to their critically acclaimed first literary collaboration "Literature for Teaching: A Guide for Teaching Solo Vocal Repertoire from a Developmental Perspective". Ms. Athey-Janka has studied voice science, voice pedagogy, voice disorders, and speech with leading industry professionals. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Boston University, Master of Music degrees in Voice Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College, and completed post graduate coursework at Temple University. Ms. Athey-Janka has continued her pedagogical education with The Voice Foundation Annual Symposiums, National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conferences, Westminster Choir College's Voice Pedagogy Institute, and The David Jones Teacher Mentoring Programs. In 2014, Ms. Athey-Janka was the winner of the Milton Cross Young Artists Program, and in 2013, won an Enrichment Grant from the Music Teachers National Association Foundation Fund.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program