Joan Dornemann, artistic director and vocal coach
is one of the most respected vocal coaches in the world.
position as Assistant Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera
prepares many of the world's leading singers for their performances at The Met.
has worked with such singers as Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Mirella Freni, José Carreras, Sherrill Milnes, Kiri Te Kanawa, Aprile Millo, Montserrat Caballé
, Deborah Voigt, Renée Fleming, Neil Shicoff, Juan Diego Flórez, Leo Nucci and others.
has also worked at the Gran Liceo
in Barcelona, the Spoleto Festival, the New York City Opera
, the Kirov Opera, the Opera National de Paris and the Metropolitan, where, over the past 30 years, she
has collaborated with such prestigious conductors as James Levine, James Conlon Carlos Kleiber, Marcello Viotti and many others.
coached Verdi's Don Carlo and Aidaunder the baton of Valery Gergiev at the Kirov Opera and La Bohème and La Cenerentola at L'Opéra National de Paris.
has received an Emmy Award for her
contribution to the highly acclaimed first Live From the Met first telecast of La Bohème.
is the author of Complete Preparation: A Guide to Auditioning for the Opera.
A Great supporter of young singers, she
teaches master classes throughout the United States as well as Israel, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Russia, China, Japan and France.