- French Diction, Vocal Literature, Vocal Arts
- Diction for Singers, Voice
Born in Bridgehampton, NY
Recitals and recordings with Benita Valente, Elly Ameling, Maurice André. Coaching staff, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera. Master classes in the U.S., France, Germany, Lithuania, Taiwan, Korea. Author, Singing in French (Schirmer Books, 1979). Adjudicator, Metropolitan Opera Guild Auditions, Le Concours International de Chant de Paris, Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition, the Fulbright Commission. Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (French Ministry of Culture, Paris, May 2002). Former faculty member, Manhattan School of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, N.Y.U., Academy of Vocal Arts; current faculty, Peabody Conservatory.
Degrees and Studies
B.A., U. of Rochester/Eastman School of Music; M.A., Yale U.; M.M., Manhattan School of Music. Piano with Magda Tagliaferro, Paris, 1961-64; Dora Zaslavsky; Artur Balsam, New York, 1964-66. French song and diction with Pierre Bernac as pianist and coach for his classes in U.S., Canada, and France, 1970-77.