You may also link Dr. Goffi-Fynn's Faculty Profile here. Soprano Jeanne Goffi-Fynn is active both as a performer and teacher in the New York City area. Dr. Goffi-Fynn received her Doctorate from Columbia University, Teachers College where she also serves as director of the Doctoral Cohort Program in the Music and Music Education program. Her particular area of interest at Columbia is the applied music studio. Previously, she was on the faculty of New York University, the New School Actor's Studio M.F.A. Program, William Paterson University, and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She credits the beginning of her teaching career to Dr. Barbara Doscher (author of The Functional Unity of the Singing Voice) with whom she studied voice and pedagogy in at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She continues working in the area of Vocology, specifically in the area of retraining of singers, after completing an internship at the Grabscheid Voice Center, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City with Dr. Linda Carroll, Ph.D. and Dr. Peak Woo, M.D. She has also trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital with Dr. Anat Keidar, Ph.D. in the diagnosis and treatment of singing voice disorders. She has presented workshops and masterclasses with NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), The Voice Foundation, and the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA).
Dr. Goffi-Fynn also remains active as a performer in the New York City area. She is most active as a recitalist, singing a variety of programs often with newly commissioned works. Operatic roles sung recently include Marie in Daughter of the Regiment (updated version) with Opera Nova, Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Olympia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann). Concert and oratorio performances include the Cantata Singers (NYC), and Temple Emmanu-El (NYC) while performances in Europe include the Lugano Radio Orchestra (Switzerland) and the Rumanian Radio Orchestra in a tour of Northern Italy. She has also studied and performed at the Zurich Opera Studio and with the American Institute of Musical Studies (A.I.M.S.) in Graz, Austria.
Jeanne is also a board member of New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA) and a co-director of their Professional Development Program, a course of voice studies NYSTA offers now in conjunction with Teachers College, Columbia University. More information may be found at NYST.org.
Soprano Josephine Mongiardo, widely acclaimed for her "extraordinary voice" and "brilliant ornamentation", has been featured in New York stage premieres of several eighteenth-century operas, including Handel's Acisand Galatea, Esther and Susanna, as well as Lully's Acis et Galate. An accomplished actress, Ms. Mongiardo has commanded attention in suchroles as Lucia, Violetta and Rosina, and as she speaks four languages,she has become a renowned recitalist and chamber music artist. Herchamber music and orchestral appearances have taken her throughout theUnited States, Europe and South America. She has collaborated with suchrenowned artists as YoYo Ma, Ani Kavafian, Gerard Schwarz and KennethCooper. Her festival appearances include Santa Fe, Waterloo, ChamberMusic Northwest, Arcady, Music at Menlo, Grand Canyon and Mohawk TrailConcerts. Ms. Mongiardo's diverse repertoire includes orchestral workssuch as Mahler's Symphony No.4, Berlioz' Les Nuits d'Et and Strauss'Brentano Lieder as well as premieres of pieces by Seymour Barab andWendy Chambers; she has also been featured as the narrator in Walton'sFaade and as the Devil in Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat as well asworks by Andr Caplet and Douglas Moore. She has performed leadingroles in the Berkshire Bach Society's staged production of Bach'sHercules at the Crossroads and Over Coffee, with the Columbia FestivalOrchestra in Bruce Adolphe's new work Marita and her Heart's Desire,and at Lincoln Center's Tully Hall with The Little Orchestra Societyunder Dino Anagnost in works of Antonio Vivaldi; Ms. Mongiardo can beheard on the CD Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Musical HeritageSociety) and on Music@Menlo Live. Ms Mongiardo has a thriving teachingpractice in New York City. Her students have been featured atChautauqua Opera, Seattle Opera, Lake George Opera and in chamber andorchestral appearances throughout the United States. She currentlyserves as President of The New York Singing Teachers' Association. Sheholds a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.A. in musicology fromColumbia University.
PeterSantogade, lyric tenor, attended the Manhattan School of Music where hereceived the Pierre Bernac award for excellence in interpretation ofFrench Vocal literature. He has two doctorates, in voice performancefrom the University of Michigan and in medicine from the University ofWisconsin. From 1987-92 he was staff physician at the Miller Institutefor the Health Care of Performing Artists in Manhattan. Along withteaching voice, he has been very interested in vocal hygiene and thecare of reflux laryngitis and performance anxiety. He is anexperienced recitalist and oratorio soloist. Most recently, he hasbeen a member and soloist with Bel Canto, a professional chamberensemble centered in Greensboro, NC, and has been heard on NPR's Performance Today.
A native of Oakland, Ca., Trineice Robinson-Martin's performance experience spans a variety of venues and settings. From the intimacy of private parties and local clubs, to the grand stages of musical arts centers and large music festivals, to international stages in Scandinavian countries, Dr. Robinson-Martin has performed the Monterey Jazz Festival, the San Jose Jazz festival, the International Association of Jazz Educators conference (with the African American Caucus Jazz Band, and also with the Willis Kirk Orchestra), and has been a featured performer with the Bloomington POPS Orchestra. Trineice Robinson-Martins's repertoire contains music cross genres and includes art songs in the classical tradition, spirituals, jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, gospel, Latin music, classic and alternative rock, country-pop, contemporary country, and hip-hop. She currently performs regularly in the Tri-State area.
Trineice Robinson-Martin's education combined improvisation and world music in her undergraduate studies at San Jose State University; the jazz history and performance in her Master's degree at Indiana University, and the research and study of applied studio in her doctoral work in Music Education at Teacher's College, Columbia University. She continues the study of vocal pedagogy in nonclassical music, the performance aesthetics of the various genres of nonclassical music and their implications for pedagogic practices. She is also interested in how teaching strategies nurture musicality and creative expression. Her philosophy of teaching applied lessons focuses on the development of artistic and creative musical interpretation, and uses the acquisition of technique as a catalyst for developing musicality.
Hope Hudson, soprano is gaining national recognition for her work as an advocate of new American art song. She is a frequent collaborator with composer/pianist Richard Pearson Thomas and has commissioned and premiered several of his chamber works and song cycles.
In June of 2008, Ms. Hudson premiered Tom Cipullo's song cycle "Of A Certain Age" at the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Convention in Nashville, Tennesee. Commissioned by Ms. Hudson the cycle won the 2008 Composition Competition sponsored by NATS. In the spring of 2009, Ms. Hudson premiered a new song cycle by Lori Laitman and Richard Pearson Thomas' latest work for soprano, both commissioned by Ms. Hudson.
Ms. Hudson has been a frequent performer at the Aldeburge Festival in England and sang the role of The Female Chorus in Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia at the Festival. She has been featured on BBC radio performing the songs of Britten, having studied them extensively under the tutelage of Sir Peter Pears. Ms. Hudson is active in both oratorio and concert work.
She is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in New York, having obtained Bachelor's Master's and Professional Studies degrees in vocal performance. She is also a recent graduate of Teachers College Columbia University with a Master of Education degree and is now a candidate for the Doctor of Education in College Teaching at Teachers College. Ms. Hudson is an Affiliate Artist in Voice at Kean University and is an Adjunct Professor in both the Music Education and Theater faculties at Kean.
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