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Chaparral MusicFest | Arlene Hardy
is a lyric coloratura soprano whose education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocal Music Education and a Master of Education Degree in Vocal Music and Performance from North Dakota State University.
Since college she
has continued her
vocal education through private study, and by frequently attending workshops, master classes and continuing education courses that pertain to singing and voice production.
has had the privilege of working under teachers such as Robert W. Olson, Jerry Doan, Richard Miller, Mary Kay Schmidt, Kamal Khan and Jayne Casselman.
moved to Prescott in 1996.
She directed the Women's Chorale for six years at Yavapai College where she was also the Vocal Music Coordinator of the Voice Department as well as taught private voice from 1996-2004.
Arlene founded the Prescott Women's Chamber Choir in 2002.
now maintains a busy private voice studio, Windsong Voice Studio
Along with teaching and directing, she
gives various master classes, adjudicates for high school regional and choral auditions, and judges and directs high school choral festivals.
has performed roles in opera, musical theatre, and oratorio throughout the Midwest and Southwest
Favorite roles include Lucy in Menotti's "The Telephone", Susanna in Mozart's "Le Nozze Di Figaro", Fraulein Silberklang in Mozart's "Der Schauspieldirektor", as well as soprano soloist for Stravinsky's "Les Noce", Hayden's "Creation", Handel's "Messiah" and Brahms "Requiem".
has performed with the Prescott Strings as a guest artist singing Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras #5" and most recently singing Mozart with the Prescott Chamber Orchestra.
has been seen on the Prescott Fine Arts Stage as Lily in "Secret Garden", as a soloist on the PFAA Concert Series, and as a guest artist on Charles Taylor's Concert recital.
was a 1995 District Winner and Regional Finalist for the Upper Midwest Region of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions.
resides in Prescott with her
husband Russel and their three children.
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Prescott Elks Opera House Restoration Benefit - Prescott Lodge #330
- Is in her
element on the recital stage.Having performed recitals in the Midwest and Canada, she
has built an extensive repertoir.She moved to Prescott in 1996 from Fargo, North Dakota, where she received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees from North Dakota State University.Ms. Hardy
has enjoyed singing several roles in opera, Musical theatre and oratorio.Roles include Lucy in Menotti's The Telephone Fraulein Silberklang in Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor, Lily in the Secret Garden, as well as being the feature soprano soloist for Stravinsky's
was a District Winner and Regional finalist for Upper Midwest Region of Metropolitan Opera auditions.Arlene currently teaches voice at Yavapai Community College and directs the Prescott Women's Chamber Choir.
Director: Arlene ...
Director: Arlene Hardy
Young singers, ages 11 through 18 work on building their vocal technique and choral repertoire with the director of the Prescott Women's Chamber Choir, Arlene Hardy.
No experience necessary.
This choir concert, under the direction of Arlene Hardy
, features repertoire performed by middle school and high school singers.
Arlene Hardy - exacting yet delightful choral conductor