Voice Lesson Contract
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ABOUT: Studio Cravero offers private voice lessons and vocal coachings to students who are interested in exploring and developing their voices. Throughout the semester we will work on developing breath coordination, clean and healthy vocal production, efficient body alignment, linguistic facility, musicianship, acting skills, as well as any personal musical goals that you may have.
With over twenty-years of international performing, teaching and directing experience in voice and piano, Drake University faculty member Dr. Ann Cravero focuses on teaching classical and musical theater repertoire. She is professor of Voice, Diction/IPA (Italian, French, & German, English) and teaches Vocal Pedagogy including the anatomy of our instrument. Her voice students are National competition winners, and have been accepted at prestigious apprentice programs and graduate schools.
If you are a serious singer looking to improve and have fun, Studio Cravero is for you! Due to limited spaces and high demand, acceptance into the studio is based on a first-lesson audition.
CONTACT: To request a lesson audition, please contact
Dr. Ann Cravero, acclaimed mezzo-soprano, has been heard on stages in Italy, China and the United States including repeat performances at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall. Highly sought after for her interpretation of New Music, Cravero performed an honorary concert for Dominick Argento: The Diary of Virginia Woolf (Ordway Theater) under the stage direction of Håkan Hagegård, and coached with Stephen Paulus soloing two performances of To Be Certain of the Dawn. She is a frequent artist at the Center for New Music in Iowa City, and was commissioned by the Iowa Composers’ Forum in 2009 and 2015. Ann Cravero has been featured on RAI TV in Italy and frequently broadcast on Iowa Public Radio. Ann performed lead opera roles with the Martha-Ellen Tye Opera Theatre, the Northland Opera Theatre, and the Rome Festival Opera in Italy, and apprenticed with the Des Moines Metro Opera. She received Honorable Mention for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and is the District winner of NATSAA. Ann is the recipient of the Donald Walker Vocal Scholarship for outstanding vocal achievement at the University of Iowa, and outstanding academic achievement in Music Education (Piano/Voice) from Bradley University. Cravero holds the DMA and MA from the University of Iowa studying voice with Katherine Eberle Fink and Stephen Swanson, and directing with Sally Stunkel. As a stage director, Cravero assisted Sherrill Milnes and Maria Zouves with Don Giovanni at the Estates Theater, Prague, and directed scenes at the Lichtenstein Palace. Likewise, she headed the Drake Opera Theater from 2003-2018, and recently collaborated with Michael Ching on his opera, Alice Ryley. Ann served on the faculty with Milnes at the Savannah Voice Festival, and currently with the International Lyric Academy Italy with Stefano Vignati and Claudio Ferri. Cravero's vocal engagements include: The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, The Heartland Festival Orchestra, The International Lyric Academy Orchestra Italy, The Rome Festival Orchestra, The Alexander and Buono Festival Italy, Festivale Cantus Angeli Italy, The Lyric Symphony Orchestra CA, The Bach Festival IL, The Hancher Center for the Performing Arts, The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, the Des Moines Civic Center, IA, and The Overture Center. She is Associate Professor of Voice at Drake University. Please visit http://anncravero.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/anncraveromezzosoprano/ for further information on the artist.
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