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 is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Doctoral Cohort Program in the Program of Music and Music Education. Her areas of interest include Studio Teaching (Applied Music Instruction), Voice Development and Instruction, and Choral Singing. 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 at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She continues working in the area of Vocology, specifically in the retraining of singers, after completing internships at the Grabscheid Voice Center at Mt. Sinai, NYC and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, NYC. She has presented workshops, master classes and pedagogical presentations with NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), The Voice Foundation Annual Conference, the New York Singing Teachers Association, CMS (College Music Society), ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), NYSSMA and ISME (International Society for Music Education).
She is currently a member of the American Academy of Teachers of Singing (AATS) and serves as a member at the Opera America’s Singers Training Forum, as well as their Board of Overseers and Strategic Committees. She also is currently Vice-President of NATS_NYC where she is piloting a new Mentorship Program. Finally, she serves on the board with Every Voice Choir, working as Singing Voice Specialist with children ages 7-16. At EVC, she oversees programs for Music Theatre (Voice Workshop), Audition Preparation, and Young Men’s Vocal Workshop. Formally, Jeanne was a board member of New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA) and a co-director of their Professional Development Program, a course of voice studies for the professional voice teacher.
Dr. Goffi-Fynn is most active as a recitalist, singing a variety of programs often with newly commissioned works. Former operatic roles include Marie in Daughter of the Regiment, 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. Her website is JeanneGoffiFynn.com.
Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, Ed. D., M.M.
Director, Doctoral Cohort Program
Lecturer in Music
Columbia University, Teachers College
Department of Arts and Humanities
Music and Music Education, Box 139
525 West 120th Street New York, NY 10027-6696
JCG21@Columbia.edu 212-678-3450 (work)