ORATORIO PERFORMANCES
Alto Soloist      
Missa Coronationalis F. Lizst Société Symphonique de Montréal Apr. 2011
Petite Missa Solennelle G. Rossini Société Symphonique de Montréal Dec. 2010
Magnificat J. S. Bach Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra Dec. 2009
Stabat Mater A. Vivaldi L'Ensemble Con Brio de Montréal Mar. 2009
Stabat Mater Pergolesi L'Ensemble Con Brio de Montréal Mar. 2009
Kantate Nr. 9 J. S. Bach Bach Society of Minnesota Apr. 2008
B Minor Mass J. S. Bach Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra Mar. 2008
Coronation Mass Mozart Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra  Apr. 2007
Requiem Mozart Oratorio Society of Minnesota Mar. 2007
Magnificat Buxtehude Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra May 2006
Regina Coeli Mozart Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra Oct. 2006
Magnificat J. S. Bach The Minnetonka Choral Society Orchestra Oct. 2006
Gloria Vivaldi The Minnetonka Choral Society Orchestra Dec. 2004
B Minor Mass J. S. Bach The University of Minnesota J. S. Bach Festival Mar. 2004
Kantate Nr. 120 J. S. Bach The U of MN J. S. Bach Festival Mar. 2004
Magnificat J. S. Bach Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra Dec. 2003
Requiem Mozart Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra Mar. 2003
Mass in B minor J. S. Bach The U of MN J. S. Bach Festival Mar. 2002
Magnificat J. S. Bach The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, MN Dec. 2001
Messiah Handel University of Lethbridge Singers, AB Canada Dec. 1998
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OPERA – COMPLETE ROLES
La Voix Les Contes d’Hoffmann University of Minnesota - Opera Theatre Apr. 2004
Nancy Albert Herring U of MN Opera Theatre Oct. 2003
Mrs. Herring Albert Herring U of MN Opera Theatre Oct. 2003
Emilie The Dangerous Liaisons U of MN Opera Theatre Apr. 2003
Componist Ariadne auf Naxos U of MN Opera Theatre Nov. 2002
Meg Page The Merry Wives of Windsor U of MN Opera Theatre Mar. 2002
Gertrude Hansel and Gretel University of Lethbridge - Opera Theatre Apr. 2000
Cherubino The Marriage of Figaro U of L Opera Theatre Nov. 1999
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OPERA – PARTIAL ROLES IN SCENES
Susanna The Marriage of Figaro University of Lethbridge Dec. 1999
Annina La Traviata Casalmaggiore, Italy Jul. 1998
Papagena The Magic Flute Casalmaggiore, Italy Jul. 1998
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RECITAL-SOLO
Heggie, Bolcom, Weill Faculty Chamber Series - Dalhousie University Department of Music, Halifax, NS Feb. 2006
Obradors, Granados, Rodrigo, Nin University of Minnesota Jun. 2004
Weill-Cabaret University of Minnesota Feb. 2004
Reger, Poulenc, Mahler University of Minnesota Jun. 2003
Korngold, Debussy, Dvorak University of Minnesota Sep. 2002
Handel, Schumann, Debussy University of Lethbridge Mar. 2000
Handel, Mahler, Poulenc, Granados University of Lethbridge Feb. 1999
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RECITALS & CHAMBER WORKS AS GUEST ARTIST
L'Ensemble Con Brio de Montréal Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater & Pergolesi's Stabat Mater Mar. 2008
Kensington Sinfonia Chamber Series Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater Feb. 2008
"Mannequin in Motion" Live mannequin and singer Minneapolis, MN Jan. 2007
DMA Recital Andrew Barrett, Tenor - U of MN School of Music - Program - Dvorak Duets Moravian Duets Dec. 2006
Scott Evenson Memorial Concert Salvation Army's Lakewood Temple Corp. Nov. 2006
Voices of Vienna Twin Cities Annual Opera Guild Fall Luncheon St. Paul, MN Nov. 2006
Voices of Vienna "Russian Seasons in Minnesota" Concordia College, MN Oct. 2006
The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts Annual Fundraiser Halifax, NS Apr. 2006
Lecture given at The Maritime Conservatory, Halifax N.S. “Informoperals” Kurt Weill Presentation Opera Nova Scotia Feb. 2006
The Nova Scotia Terry Fox Foundation Concert Halifax, NS Aug. 2005
Murray State University Recital Murray, Kentucky Jun. 2005
DMA Recital David Gilliland, piano - U of MN, School of Music Program - Chausson Op. 13 Feb. 2001
DMA Recital Vincent Lam, piano and Leo Robinson, cello - U of MN School of Music Program - Brahms Op. 7 and Op. 91 Dec. 2001
DMA Recital Oleg Levin & Joshua Tompkins, piano - U of MN, School of Music Program - Bolcom, Medtner Apr. 2000
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RECORDINGS
Alto Soloist  
J.S. Bach - Magnificat - Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Tom Rossin, Conductor Dec. 2009
J.S. Bach - B minor Mass - Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Tom Rossin, Conductor Mar. 2008
“Emmanuel” - concert - Chamber Festival Choir & Orchestra, Tom Rossin, Conductor                                                                                                                                                                                                            (Features selected works from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’ Requiem) Mar. 2004
Mozart’s Requiem - Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Tom Rossin, Conductor

http://www.exultate.org

Mar. 2002
     
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EDUCATION
2002-2007 University of Minnesota - Doctorate of Musical Arts - Voice Performance & Opera
Instructor/Advisor, Prof. Lawrence Weller
2002 University of Minnesota - Voice Pedagogy Certification
Instructor/Advisor, Dr. Clifton Ware
2000-2002 University of Minnesota - Master of Music - Voice Performance & Opera
Instructor/Advisor, Dr. Clifton Ware
1998-2000 University of Lethbridge Alberta, Canada - Bachelor of Music - Voice Performance
Instructor: Prof. Joanne Hounsell
1995-2998 University of Calgary Alberta, Canada - Bachelor of Music - not completed
Instructor: Prof. Patricia Hrynkiw
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PRINCIPAL INSTRUCTORS & MENTORS
Voice Emma Small 2006-Present
Elizabeth Mannion 2004-2005
John DeHaan 2004
Lawrence Weller 2002-2004
Clifton Ware 2000-2002
Joanne Hounsell 1998-2000
Leonardo de Lisi 1998
Opera David Walsh, Lorna Haywood, Vern Sutton, Nando Schellen
Coaches Martin Dubé 2009-Present
Tim Lovelace 2006
Akiko Hosaki 2004-2005
Margo Garrett 2001-2003
Kenneth Griffiths 2003
Pierre Vallet 2002
Martin Katz 2002
Karl Paulnack 2001
Laurent Phillipe 1998-2000
Brahm Goldhammer 1998
Voice Pedagogy Clifton Ware
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Part-time Adjunct Voice Instructor Anoka Ramsey Community College, Dept. of Music
Concentration: Private voice instruction for music majors and non-majors, instructing bi-weekly studio classes, preparing AFA student recitals, and instructing group voice and pedagogy classes.
Jan.-July, 2008
Full Time Sessional Lecturer Dalhousie University, School of Fine Arts
Concentration: Instructing private voice lessons to undergraduate voice majors and elective students, instructing weekly repertoire/studio classes, voice pedagogy and vocal literature classes, student recitals, serving on voice juries each semester and evaluating entrance auditions
Sept. 2005-May, 2006
Studio Voice Instructor University of Minnesota School of Music
Concentration: Instructed private voice lessons to both music elective and non-music undergraduates. Dr. Clifton Ware, Advisor
Sept. 2002-May, 2004
Group Voice Class Instructor University of Minnesota School of Music
Concentration: Introduced elements of basic technique and repertoire in French, German, Italian, English and Spanish as well as a musical theatre and staging components half way through the term for non-voice/music majors and other interested community members. Dr. Clifton Ware, Advisor
Jan. 2002-May, 2004
Voice Elective Coordinator University of Minnesota School of Music
Concentration: Organized voice auditions and juries at the beginning and end of each term, advising new and returning students, synchronizing weekly lesson schedules between voice teaching assistants and students. Dr. Clifton Ware, Advisor
Sept. 2003-May, 2004
Opera Workshop Assistant University of Minnesota School of Music
Concentration: Stage-managed opera productions and collage concerts, organized, scheduled and co-directed the opera workshop class. Dr. Vern Sutton, Advisor
Sept. 2000-May 2002
Conservatory Voice Instruction University of Lethbridge, Conservatory
Concentration: Instructed voice to both music elective and non-music students as well as interested community members.
Sept. 1998-June 2000
Undergraduate Voice Instruction University of Calgary, Dept. of Music
Concentration: Instructed voice to several interested community members.
Sept. 1995-June1998
Kovago Voice Studio and Music Book Store Owner & Operator
Concentration: Instruct voice lessons, run studio recitals, master classes, group lessons and piano lessons, as needed
Est. 1992
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STAGE MANAGMENT EXPERIENCE-OPERA
Il re Pastore University of Minnesota Opera Theatre, Vern Sutton, Director Nov. 2001
Eric Hermannson’s Soul U of MN Opera Theatre, Vern Sutton, Director Apr. 2001
Die Fledermaus U of MN Opera Theatre, Vern Sutton, Director Sept. 2000
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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) National and Chapitre Montréal Chapter (since 2008) 2005-Present
MATS (Maritime Association of Teachers of Singing) Nova Scotia Chapter 2005-2006
WISTA (West Island Student Theatre Association) 2010-Present
QDF (Quebec Drama Federation) 2010-Present
NOA (National Opera Association) 2009-Present
VASTA (Voice & Speech Trainers Association) 2009-Present
MMTA (Minnesota Music Teachers Association) - Affiliated with MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) 2007-Present
OPERA AMERICA Professional Membership 2007-Present
College Music Society 2008-Present
Vocal List.org 2003-Present
Voice Teachers.com 2003-Present
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ADJUDICATION
NATS Competitions - Songfest Calgary - April 2011
NATS Competitions – St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN - Nov. 2007
Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts 2006 Competitive Scholarship Auditions - Apr. 2006
NATS Competitions - Moncton, New Brunswick Canada - Nov. 2005
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AWARDS
Instructor, U of MN Group Voice & Elective Voice Classes Sept. 2002-2004
Teaching Assistant U of MN, Opera Workshop & Theatre Sept. 2000-May 2002
Music School Scholarship University of Lethbridge Sept. 2000
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OTHER SKILLS/ABILITIES
Piano (15 years) Exams with Toronto Conservatory of Music, Canada
Kari Margolis - Movement for the Actor: Margolis Method (Apr. 2004) http://margolismethod.org/Center/Home.html

Crist Ballas – Makeup for the Actor (Fall, 2003)
http://www.metamakeup.com
Fluent in Hungarian, Learning French
Dance: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Hungarian Folk, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, African
Alexander Technique
Feldenkrais Method
Vocal Jazz experience (1995-1998)
Music Theatre experience (1993-1995)
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References available upon request.
Detailed printable version of the resume may be available upon request. Contact
 Andrea Kovago for more info.