I am a classically trained soprano, but enjoy singing and teaching all genres of music. I would really love to get back into singing for smaller gigs like weddings, funerals, church events, etc. I would love to help you plan out the music for your day and connect you to other musicians.
I currently teach ages 10 + at Spark Music Studio in Osseo, please contact the studio for rates and availability. I teach a select few beginning piano students and some students who are younger than 10.
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Price Range: Contact for additional details
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, French, German, Italian
What to Expect
You can expect that I will learn the music in a timely fashion and help you find additional musical selections, if needed. You can expect that I can prepare a program and any promotional materials needed for the event. You can also expect personalized programming for your event.
"Don't sing trained, sing free." I think it is easiest to explain my teaching philosophy in a number of quotes such as the one above, I'll follow up with two more.
"What happens in voice lessons stays in voice lessons"
"We can sing any style of music, but we must learn to sing healthily."
Colorfully diverse Twin Cities-based soprano Tara Priolo is currently collaborating on and creating a variety of classical and contemporary repertoire. In summer 2016, she performed a women composers’ concert with Vox Nova Chorale in Minneapolis, under the direction of Vicki Peters, and she will return to the chorale in the summer of 2017. Most recently, Tara presented a solo recital “To Be Somebody,” presenting a mix of little-known classical repertoire with a focus on Ricky Ian Gordon’s Genius Child. In 2017, Tara is excited to collaborate with many Twin Cities-area community performers on “My Refuge is Humanity,” a benefit concert for refugees. Tara will also collaborate on two upcoming tours, drip project’s “source,” which will premiere several new works for French horn, piano and soprano, as well as Exquisite Calamity’s “Dichotomy,” a presentation of song cycles and duets for sopranos. Previously, Tara appeared in the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s Opera Scenes programs: ‘Opera Fatale’ as Eurydice in scenes from Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers and ‘Bedtime Stories’ as Laetitia in scenes from Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief under the direction of Alice Pierce. She also participated in several master classes and recitals, including a masterclass with David Mayfield, the Graduate Showcase Recital and Twin Cities composer Nick Mrocek’s Composition Presentation recital. At Luther College, she performed in the full stage production of Così fan tutte and the Freshman Opera Scene’s production of Beggar’s Opera as Jenny Diver. At both schools Tara held leadership positions in choral ensembles as soprano/alto section leader and co-president.
At the University of Minnesota-Duluth Tara held a graduate teaching assistantship with Prof. Alice Pierce and Elias Mokole, assisting the former with stage management and costuming and the latter in teaching the Vocal Techniques course. She also acted as the marketing liaison between the School of Fine Arts and marketing departments of the University. Outside of UMD, she was an intern with Lake Superior Youth Chorus’ Choristers under the direction of Jennifer Robbins. In the Twin Cities she is a volunteer with Opera on Tap-Twin Cities and maintains a small studio of voice students.
A native of Omaha, NE, Tara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from Luther College and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from UMD. At these schools Tara studied with Kristin Kenning, Jonathon Struve, Jessica Paul, and Rachel Inselman; she currently studies with mezzo-soprano Victoria Vargas.
Additional Booking Notes
*Your venue or you must provide any sound equipment necessary and any large instruments (such as a piano) needed for your event. I will not provide instruments or sound equipment for any other artists, but in general will require accompaniment for your event.
I prefer to teach out of Spark Studios, however, other arrangements can be made by contacting me directly. If you want your lesson somewhere else you must have access to a piano or keyboard. I will only travel 30 minutes to meet you, no exceptions.
Please ask for more information, a full list of repertoire and potential repertoire can be given.
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