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MM, Westminster Choir College Voice Performance and Pedagogy/Piano Minor 1999 BM, Westminster Choir College Voice Performance/Piano Minor 1997 High School Diploma Manhattan School of Music 1992
2016 Carnegie Hall Teacher's Award Diploma of Recognition - Carnegie Hall, NYC NY 2004 Gold Record Award Atlantic Lava Records Solo Singing Track Trans Siberian Orchestra Gold Selling Album Aspen Music Festival 1989-1992 Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus 1980-1989 NYC Opera Children's Chorus: 1980-1989 Students have won international voice competitions at Carnegie Hall, Have gone on to sing at the Met, NYC Opera, HBO series "The Sopranos", Are now majoring in voice in top conservatories nationally and internationally Resume: Cynthia W Eggers, Mezzo Soprano Voice Teacher, Pianist MM - Westminster Choir College of Rider University 1999 BM - Westminster Choir College of Rider University 1997 Pre-College Music Diploma - Manhattan School of Music, 1992 Voice Faculty: Neighborhood Music School, New Haven, CT 2011-present Voice Technique Teacher: (Performing Arts Magnet High School) Educational Center for The Arts 2013-present Private Voice (and Piano) Studio: 1999-present Teaching Award: Carnegie Hall American Protégé Teaching Diploma of Recognition: 2016 Performance Experience: New Haven Chorale,, New Haven Oratorio, NYC Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Manhattan School of Music Opera Pre College, Choir performances in Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Philadelphia Academy of Music, National Tours Gold Record Solo Track Singer - Trans Siberian Orchestra's "Lost Christmas Eve" album 2004 - "Queen of the Winter Night" (Solo recorded singer - Lava/Atlantic Records Gold Record) Westminster Choir College Symphonic Choir - soloist and chorus member 1992- 1999 Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus - soloist and chorus member - 1980-1990 New York City Opera Children's Chorus - chorus member - 1980 - 1990 Aspen Music Festival Opera Theatre Center - soloist, opera scenes master classes, art song master classes 1989 - 1992 School of American Ballet - solo ballet performer - The Nutcracker, Lincoln Center 1984 - 1989 Other Relating Experience: Stage Manager: "Letter from Italy - 1944" Middletown Chorale - 2013 Private Voice Studio: NYC, Brooklyn, New Haven, 1999- present Voice Teacher - Neighborhood Music School - 2011 - present - private lessons as well as "Acting for Singers" class, "Open Mic" class and leader of a Rock Ensemble, Theory/Improvisation class, Songwriting class. References: Noah Bloom, Director of Programming, Neighborhood Music School (203) 568-4547 Amy Christman, Head of Music Department, ECA of ACES (203) 777-5451 Dr. Sheila Garvey, Professor: Southern CT State University (worked with me on "Letter from Italy - 1944") 203-530-0945
I grew up singing in the children's choruses of The Metropolitan Opera and NYC Opera, dancing at The School of American Ballet in The Julliard School at Lincoln Center. I earned a college preparatory diploma from The Manhattan School of Music and went on to earn my BM and MM at Westminster Choir College (a world renowned choral conservatory in Princeton, NJ). After that I moved back to NYC where I maintained a wonderful studio of singers and some pianists for about five years. 6 years ago I moved out to New Haven where I have made my home. I continue to sing as an opera singer and singer/songwriter as well as teach.
I have been teaching since getting my masters in 1999 - from Brooklyn and NYC to New Haven, CT, where I now teach vocal technique to all ages at the Educational Center for The Arts (Performing Arts High School) and at the Neighborhood Music School. I love to teach healthy singing to all ages, styles and levels, and lessons are alot of fun and immensely productive. My students succeed at their goals, whether it's to sing the leads in shows, get into college for voice, choir, opera or just fun at home!
Children - solfeggio training, sight singing, kodaly hand signs for ear training, basic breathing and singing for kids. Teens - healthy singing, belting, classical, musical theater and pop, best way to project and resonate, audition prep Adults- any genre, healthy breathing, resonance, projection, articulation, audition prep, performance polish beginning and intermediate piano are also something that I add to my studio offerings. There are alot of different ways to sing, but really only one healthy way to sing and I like to make sure that my students have their voice at the healthiest, most resonant for the longest, with wonderful tools of technique that can be used forever.
I fit my style to each student's individual demands. Whatever you are looking to achieve in your vocal training I will be there to meet. Lessons center on learning the biology of singing and wholistic understanding of how the body is the main instrument of the voice. Resonance, Articulation, Breathing, Posture and Articulation are just some aspects of your vocal training. Diction in five languages is also an option; healthy belting and even screaming for Metal is available too! Songwriting/composition and theory are also provided.
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