I am a classically trained singer with years of experience in opera, concert music, cabaret, Broadway, and church music. I have sung in 9 different languages and have been the featured performer in two different ensembles under my direction.
As a singer, I can discuss with you recommendations for music for your event, as well as arrange pieces as required to make it suitable for your special occasion. I have a pianist and guitarist with whom I perform with regularly and can provide (with their fee included), as well as a harpist I can recommend.
I have been performing in the Chicagoland area for 13 years and have sung on the news, on the radio, and at many Chicago landmarks.
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 15 - 150 minutes
What to Expect
Lively, engaging, and lots of personality - yes, classical singing should have all of these qualities.
How about beautiful dress, interacting with the audience on the spot, and improvisation?
Or, if you need someone to stay a little out of the limelight, but provide a background to the main event, like at an awards ceremony or a religious ceremony? I am very flexible and adaptive and have had experience with many different events.
Recently I placed as a finalist for the Chicago Oratorio Award (2013 & 2014), and as a semifinalist for both the Opera and Art Song/Oratorio divisions of the American Prize (2013 & 2014). I have a bachelor of music degree in Voice Performance from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music (Berea, OH) and a master of music degree in Voice Performance from Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY). I also spent two summers studying German song and opera in Salzburg, Austria.
I have several sets of music available weddings, church services, funerals, winter holiday events, as well as specially themed concerts, such as A Night of Italian Opera, Broadway Baby, and an American Song Recital. I am a very quick learner, so if there is something you'd like to hear that is not listed, please ask - time permitting, I can accommodate nearly any request. Please keep in mind that I am classically trained, so song selections that require a professional sound are my specialty.
Additional Booking Notes
If you do not have an accompanying instrument (i.e., piano) but the music requires accompaniment, please let me know. While I cannot provide a keyboard, I can give you help in this matter.
Also, I do not generally provide electrical amplification, but if this is an issue, let's talk. As a classically trained professional, my sound is meant to carry over a 3,000 seat house - that should be more than enough for most performance venues.
Past Booked Events
|June 15, 2015||Corporate Event|
|Joan Marie Dauber||Soloist|
Influences & Inspiration
Beverley Sills, Pavarotti, Maria Callas, Renne Fleming, and every comedic actress that has ever lived, especially those named Joan.
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