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Adjunct Associate Professor of Voice
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100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York,11549
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Tammy Hensrud, Hofstra University
Currently, Greiche is studying voice with Tammy Hensrud, a professor at Hofstra University and a professional opera singer.
Tammy Hensrud, Associate Adjunct Professor of Voice, Hofstra University
Tammy Hensrud A most versatile artist, Ms. Hensrud has performed extensively with the American Chamber Ensemble, New York Virtuosi, Chiari String Quartet, Ridotto Arts, Rutgers Sommerfest, and the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. As a proponent of contemporary music, Ms. Hensrud has sung world premieres both in the US and in Europe and was recently featured as the Soprano soloist at Carnegie Hall in the world premiere performance of Gerald Custer's "Everything Indicates" and the world premiere performance of "I Speak of Peace" composed by Adolphus Hailstork in honor of President John F. Kennedy. Ms. Hensrud frequently collaborates with esteemed Lutenist Christopher Morrongiello in programs dedicated to music of the Renaissance and Baroque and in 2008 founded Feminine Musique, a Recital Duo dedicated to the music of Women Composers, which has been heard throughout the United States and Europe. Ms. Hensrud earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Cello performance and Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of North Dakota. She continued her post-graduate studies on Voice as the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in Stuttgart, Germany, where she received the Artist Diploma in Opera. Additional studies were at Salzburg's Mozarteum, the Franz Liszt Musik Akademie, and the L'ecole Hindemith in Vevey, Switzerland. In addition to her singing career, Ms. Hensrud is in demand as a Master Class teacher and adjudicator. She has served on the faculty of Hofstra University as Adjunct Professor of Voice since 2005 and on the guest Faculty of several prestigious Summer Vocal Young Artist programs.
About Tammy Hensrud
Following a successful career with more than 35 roles in the mezzo soprano repertoire to her credit, Ms. Hensrud has embarked on what is quickly becoming an equally successful career as a performer of challenging and diverse soprano roles such as Marie, Senta, Chrysothemis and Vanessa along with such roles as Donna Elvira, Tosca and Lisa. Throughout her career, Ms. Hensrud enjoyed consistent critical acclaim. Switzerland's Opernwelt found her to possess "a remarkably beautifulvoice capable of many colors and nuancesa singer who is also a natural actress. Upcoming in June 2010, Ms. Hensrud will sing the Soprano solo at Carnegie Hall in Gerald Custer's world premiere of Everything Indicates. Additionally, Ms. Hensrud has been heard in concert with the Si-Yo Society, the Liederkranz Foundation, the Kosciuszko Foundation, The House of the Redeemer Concert Series, Old Westbury Gardens Recital Series, Santosha Center for the Arts, Astman International Concert Series, and in a one woman show, Chanson to Cabaret at the Lucille Lortel Theater in New York. New York audiences have heard Ms. Hensrud as the Soprano soloist at St. Patrick's Cathedral in the Christmas City Sings Concert and in Dubois' Seven Last Words. Ms. Hensrud has performed recitals throughout Germany, Austria and France and has recorded Gounod's Mors et Vita with the Netherlands Radio Orchestra. In the United States, Ms. Hensrud was heard at the Rutgers University SummerFest in Mahler's Kindertotenlieder and returned to Rutgers University to sing in Mahler's Third Symphony. She has toured the United States with the Trio, Solomania, performing recitals with cellist Zvi Plesser and pianist Daniel Blumenthal. A most versatile artist, Ms. Hensrud has appeared in concert with the award winning Chiara String Quartet in Vocal Chamber recitals and in 2008 co-founded Feminine Musique, a Recital Duo dedicated to performing the compositions of women composers. As a proponent of contemporary music, Ms. Hensrud has sung the World Premiere Performance of Christoph Hohlfeld's Zwei Legenden for the Sud-Deutsche Rundfunk, Richard Yardumian's To Mary in Heaven, Richard Ratner's Spoon River Anthology, Mrs. Evans, in the Blitzstein/Lehrman Opera Sacco and Vanzetti, and with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra has recorded Gerold Chenoweth's Two Poems by e.e. cummings and a premiere of Seymour Barab's one woman operaEverything Must Be Perfect. Ms. Hensrud began her career as a cellist and holds the Bachelor of Music Degree in Cello Performance, Master of Music and Master of Arts degrees from the University of North Dakota. She received a Fulbright Scholarship and continued post-graduate studies abroad at the Opernschule, Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart, Germany where she received an Artist Diploma. She has also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, the Franz Liszt Musik Akadamie in Weimar, Germany and the L'ecole Hindemith in Vevey, Switzerland. Ms. Hensrud is often in demand as a Master Class teacher, adjudicator, clinician and has served on the faculty of Hofstra University as Adjunct Professor of Voice since 2005. Click here for a condensed bio suitable for press purposes. Copyright 2010 by Tammy Hensrud. All rights reserved. Site by by working traffic