159-34 Riverside drive West # 2K-90 New York, NY 10032-1014 (212) 927 1015 FAX (425) 795-6381    E-Mail dana@songsofpeace.com           

 Professional Strengths: 

Singing  Teaching  Public speaking   Concert artist  Video/audio production Voice Over

International, cross-cultural perspective Small business owner and manager Negotiating

Business:

Self-owned and operated concert productions for twenty years:   Scheduling, publicity, domestic and international travel arrangements, bookkeeping, production of more than 2,200 concerts, TV and  radio broadcasts in the US, Canada, Russia, Albania, and Italy, to the present time; extensive travel in 48 states and Europe  Consultant for non-profit organizations in the use of computers, bookkeeping, tax planning, translations,  and planning for culturally-diversified events. (Many months per year in Europe) 

Creator of cultural-exchange  program to former "iron- curtain" countries, raising funds  and  many thousands' worth of material aid for small non-profit organization  since 1993 for Russian orphans and for the University of Tirana, Albania  frequently invited to Albania and Russian Schools and Theaters

Producer and distributor of 22 recordings (records, CDs, tapes) Engineering for two CDs (Oakwood Publications) of synthesizer  music, 1998, and internationally-distributed accompaniment tape, 1994  Voice-over for  1 3/4 hour documentary film, "The Resurrection of  Albania," 1998 

Principal tenor with The Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 208 performances

1979-1986 guest appearances with many opera companies in the US, Italy, and France... 

Guest Lecturer 1972-present, in 48 colleges and universities

Education:

The Juilliard School,  MM Degree, Ph. D. in Music Education

Western Washington University, honors program, BA,

The University of Washington, The University of Venice, Italy

Memberships, Awards: 

Member AGMA (Board of Governors), AFTRA, EQUITY

13 national and international awards for excellence in opera

Advisory Board, Keston Institute, Oxford, England

Languages:

Fluent Italian     Diction studies in six  languages 

Computer Programs: 

Word Perfect, MS Word, Office, ACT !,Cakewalk - Midi, Photoshop, Premier,  Finale, Quicken  Internet Explorer, TurboTax, Sound Forge, Front Page. 

CONCERT AND ORATORIO: 

Paris Radio Orchestra broadcast, Mathis der Mahler of Hindemith (Albrecht); opera galas with Bulgarian State Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony,  Washington Symphony, and many community orchestras. 

Messiah with 13 symphonies, including:  Philadelphia orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Buffalo  Symphony; each year since 1980 have appeared as tenor soloist in the telecast of Messiah from the Mormon Tabernacle (Utah Oratorio Society), PBS TV.

Verdi Requiem with 11 symphonies, including Springfield, MA, Spokane, Rochester, Detroit, and the broadcast with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  Performed the same work on the anniversary of the composer's death in his hometown of Bussetto, Italy.

Debuted in Carnegie Hall in the title role of Judas  Maccabeus.

European Operatic performances in Paris, Munich, Verona, Venice, Mantua, Bassano, Feltre, Milano, Padova, Treviso, Vicenza, Lucca, Parma, Moscow, Tirana.  

MUSICAL COMEDY: 

National tour, Broadway production, The Student Prince, 1973.

 RECITAL: 

1976-1998   Numerous recital appearances throughout Northern Italy in operatic and light opera repertoire.

1990-1998      226 recital appearances in Eastern Europe and Russia

1973-2000  2337 solo recitals and Community Concerts throughout the United States, some in conjunction with classes at colleges, since 1973. (Repertory available upon request)

Teaching Experience:  Guest Lecturer 1972-present, in 48 colleges and universities

Master classes and seminars in the following colleges and Universities (on Voice, Repertoire, History, Language and Diction, Communication, and Theater): University of North Dakota, Illinois University at Bloomington, University of British Columbia, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Simon Frazer University, Northwestern University, Indiana State University at Terre Haute, St. Cloud State University, Western Washington University, George Washington University, Radcliffe, Columbia University, The King's College, Bryan College, Covenant College, Wheaton College, University of Padova (Italy), University or Tirane, (Albania), Moscow Conservatory, (Russia), Conservatory of Music, Venice, (Italy), Trevecca College, Fairleigh‑Dickinson University, University of Maryland and 27 others. 

Symposia/seminars in 97 Russian and Albanian public schools and music schools

New York City Public school visiting artist programs 1972-1975, with NYC Opera. (For all 12 grades)

Home schooling son, Jonathan, grades 6-9 1995-1998

Private Vocal Studies and Opera Instruction:

 Ellen Repp, Alberta Masiello, Elizabeth Schwartzkopf, John Alexander, George London, Joan Dornemann, David Garvey,  Mario and Marcello Del Monaco (2 years, Treviso, Italy);  lessons at the Opera School of La Scala in Milano.  Musical  and artistic preparation provided by the staff of The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, and Chicago Lyric Opera. 

Additional Professional Experience:

2 seasons with New York City Opera, 1977 and 1978.

1 season with Chicago Lyric Opera, 1974.

Guest appearances with the above and New Jersey Opera, New Jersey Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, Grant Park concerts, Seattle Opera, Wolf Trap, Central City Opera,  Providence Opera, Carmel Bach Festival, and Dallas,  Memphis, Atlanta, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.,  Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Boston. 1979-1997 plus European performances in Paris, Munich, Vienna, Provence, Strasbourg, Verona, Venice, Mantua, Bassano, Feltre, Milano, Padova, Treviso, Vicenza, Lucca, Parma. Moscow, St. Petersburgh, Kostroma, Tirana, Durres, Vlore, and Korce.  See repertoire list.       

United States Premiere, New York City, J.C. Bach's Temistocle (title role). 

World Premier of The Mass For The Homeless, Wilmington, DE  1998 

GRANTS AND AWARDS:

National Opera Institute, 1979

Rockefeller Grant, 1979                                               

Sullivan Award, 1978                                                   

San Francisco Opera Auditions, Merola Program, 1978                                   

Metropolitan Opera National Winner, 1978                              

Puccini Voices International Competition winner, 1977                 

Villa Manin International Competition winner, 1977                    

Voci di Verdi International Competition award winner, Bussetto, Italy, 1977               

Beethoven Competition, Washington, D. C., Winner, 1977               

New Jersey State Opera Auditions Award Winner, 1976                  

Liederkranz Auditions award, 1976 

Chicago Lyric Opera Auditions winner 1974

Full scholarship, The Juilliard School