Claudia Friedlander
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I am a:
Teacher, Teaching Artist, Performing Artist
My school is:
The Liberated Voice
My style(s) of music:
Classical, Heavy Metal, Musical Theater, Opera, Rock
I am interested in:
Multimedia Projects, Performing
My musical instrument(s):
Clarinet, Voice
More about me:
I'm a classically trained soprano, and I've performed in opera and recital throughout the eastern United States and Canada. Career highlights include performances of Arnold Schoenberg’s Erwartung and the title roles in Madama Butterfly and Tosca. I created the role of Gabrielle Martin in Paul Mathews’ opera Chatter & Static, and I've been featured in concerts of the Consortium of Vermont Composers. I've participated in summer festivals at Music Academy of the West and Tanglewood.

These days I perform recitals several times a year, but my primary focus is teaching singing. I maintain a busy private studio in New York City, and I have more than 15 years of experience teaching singing technique to professionals and amateurs who perform everything from opera to Persian classical music to death metal. I earned my BA in Music at Bennington College, MM degrees in both Voice and Clarinet Performance at Peabody Conservatory, and a DMus in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at McGill University.

I've also been a Teaching Artist for Carnegie Hall for the past four years. I work in elementary, middle-school, and high-school classrooms teaching a variety of curricula developed by Carnegie.

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Emily Solo replied to Claudia Friedlander's discussion Wrap-Up: Responses & Reflections in the group Voice Studio
"Thank you, Claudia!"
Dec 3
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Wrap-Up

You’re done with your auditions and responses are beginning to come in, and the purpose of this post is to help you weigh your options, make wise decisions, and integrate everything that you have learned over the course of audition season. While offers go out at different times of year for Young Artist Program, Pay-to-Sing programs, and degree programs, the basic principles covered here can be applied across the board. Responding to Offers Hopefully you have received at least one strong option for pursuing your current training and performance goals. It is vital that you respond to your offers in a timely fashion and communicate effectively with any organization that has extended you an invitation. Here are some guidelines to help you make your best possible choice. Fielding Multiple Offers If you receive more than one offer for a YAP or degree program, congratulations: you must be doing something right to have garnered validation from multiple sources. If you have a firm offer…See More
Dec 3
Brittany Fouché replied to Claudia Friedlander's discussion How to Present Your Résumé, Bio & Repertoire List in the group Voice Studio
"I'm so sorry, Claudia - I am replying just now to this! Thank you for the tips - I went through and made those changes. It looks so much cleaner! I so appreciate your help and all your posts! :)"
Nov 29
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Audition Etiquette

Congratulations on getting your arias in top shape, identifying ideal training and performance opportunities, assembling your materials and getting those applications out! It’s now time to discuss what you must do to present your auditions and communicate with representatives of opera companies and training programs with the utmost professionalism. In this post, it is my goal to be as thorough as possible in covering all aspects of auditon preparation. If you have any questions that you do not see addressed here or helpful suggestions to add, please do not hesitate to bring them up in the comments section. Scheduling, Rescheduling & CancelingWhen you are offered an audition, you will be assigned a specific time and location. As soon as you receive this information, check it against your calendar, making sure that you are available and can easily arrive and be ready to sing on time. If all is well, you should immediately respond to whoever contacted you to confirm. If, however, you…See More
Nov 20

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At 12:06pm on August 19, 2014, Hillary said…

Sure, will do! (I think my phone kicked it to the front page.)  Thanks!

At 8:11pm on August 6, 2014, Jonathan Gaby said…

Hi Claudia! Thank you for the welcome! I already see a lot of value in this site and I hope others do as well! Thanks for creating it!

At 8:37am on July 12, 2014, Edward Rivera said…

Ms. Friedlander

Thank you so much for showing me how to join. Forgive my ignorance, but what do I do from here? Do I download me singing? or do I take a trip to meet and be part of the Voice Studio?

At 6:29pm on July 11, 2014, Edward Rivera said…

Ms. Friedlander

How does one join the Voice Studio?

At 9:33am on June 6, 2014, Emmalouise St. Amand said…

Thank Claudia!

At 6:30pm on June 5, 2014, Sharon Alexander said…

Thank you Claudia!  I was a music major at Catholic (MM in Vocal Pedagogy).  I am looking forward to participating in the Voice Studio!

At 2:45pm on May 6, 2014, Shelly Gage said…

Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it.

At 10:59am on May 6, 2014, Shelly Gage said…

Hi, Claudia! Thank you very much. As of right now, I do not compose choral music. However, this could change in the future. The piano music I compose is very much inspired by the choral setting. Many of the chord voicings I use, as well as the harmonic and melodic lines, are influenced by the way the music would be set up for a group of singers. I've spent a lot of time performing with a chorus and taking private classical voice lessons. Singing isn't my first talent, but the repertoire definitely helps my composition.

At 8:35pm on April 20, 2014, James Jabez Min said…

Hello. Thank you for greeting me. How do I share? I started a Youtube Channel so if you let me know I can share the link possibly. 

At 11:21pm on April 10, 2014, Erin Keblinsky said…

The music program is still going good at Doherty. We actually just had our spring musical, we performed "Guys and Dolls", and i was a dancer and singer. 

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Opera: A Balance of Vocalism, Drama & Spectacle

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 10:22am 0 Comments

The Metropolitan Opera's (New York) new Ring Cycle (Wagner) productions are all designed around an enormous, sophisticated and malleable mechanical set known as The Machine. You can see its exciting and versatile potential for yourself in the trailer Deutsche Grammophone produced for its DVDs of the four-opera set. 

 

 

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