About the Teacher
I started piano lessons when I was
five years old with a master teacher and I continued through college and graduate
school. Between my teacher and my parents, there was instilled inside of me, a
love of music.
I studied voice in high school with
a teacher who was also
William Caesar Warfield's high school voice teacher, many years
before. I played the flute in band and orchestra, and I sang in choir and at
voice recitals during those years.
I received my Bachelor’s of Music
Education from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. My major instruments were
voice and piano. During that time I was a part of the Concert Choir and we
performed all over the country and in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
I received my MME from Indiana
University in Bloomington, Indiana where I studied voice with the former Met
opera singer, Eileen Farrell.
I have been a public school music
teacher, teaching from Kindergarten through. 6th grade
for 30 years. I have also been a private piano teacher for many students, one
of them being a 68 year old woman.
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William Caesar Warfield (22
January 1920 - 26 August 2002),
concert bass-baritone singer,
was born in West Helena, Arkansas and
grew up in Rochester, New York, where his father was called to serve as pastor
of Mt. Vernon Church. He gave his recital debut in
New York's Town Hall on March 19,1950. He was quickly invited by the Australian
Broadcasting Corporation to tour that continent for 35 concerts. In 1952, Warfield performed
in Porgy and Bess during a tour of Europe sponsored by the U.S. State Department (he
made six separate tours for the US Department of State, more than any other
American solo artist.) In this production he played opposite the opera star Leontyne
Price, whom he soon married, but the demands of two separate careers left
them little time together. They divorced in 1972, but were featured together
in a 1963 studio recording of excerpts from Porgy
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Eileen Farrell (February
13, 1920 – March 23, 2002) was an American opera and
concert singer soprano.
In 1942 she made her concert debut on CBS radio
where she soon presented her own radio program. During 1947–1948, she toured
the US as a concert singer, and in 1949 she toured South America.
was born in Willimantic,
Connecticut, but she moved at an early age to Woonsocket,
Rhode Island, which she always publicly and affectionately called her home
Throughout the 1960s she was a frequent soloist with the New
York Philharmonic under
the direction of Leonard
Bernstein; she was also a favorite of Thomas
Schippers. With Eugene
Ormandy, the Philadelphia
Orchestra, and the Mormon
Choir, she was a featured soloist in
an abridged recording of Handel's Messiah.
The other featured soloists were Martha Lipton, Davis Cunningham and William Warfield. From 1971 to 1980, Farrell was professor of
music at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington. For more information click
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