Lori McCann, BM, MA, AD, DMA, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Vocal Performance, John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University; NATS Eastern Region Past Governor; Artist Faculty, American Institute of Musical Studies, Graz, Austria, 2005-2016.
As Head of the Vocal Performance Program of the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University, Dr. Lori McCann teaches performance courses and applied voice to BM, MM and AD Classical students, and BFA Musical Theater students. She is a lyric soprano and has performed widely in Europe and the US. Dr. McCann gives masterclasses and presentations internationally in her areas of scholarship: Lyric Diction, Developmental Pedagogy, and Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne, in addition to recital and chamber music performances. Dr. McCann is very active in the leadership of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) on the local, regional, and national levels. She currently serves on the International Advisory Committee and is a mentor teacher for the NATS National Mentorship Program.
As a lyric soprano, she has performed opera, oratorio, and recital in Europe and the U.S., winning many competitions and awards including National Finalist-Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Her roles include the Governess (Turn of the Screw), Fulvia (Ezio, Händel), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte), Mimi (La Bohème), The Fox (The Cunning Little Vixen), Giulia (La scala di seta, Rossini), Iphigénie (Iphigénie en Tauride, Gluck), Mary Warren (The Crucible, Ward), Jessie (Mahagonny-Songspiel, Weill), Second Lady (The Magic Flute), and Amor (Orfeo ed Eurydice, Gluck). Her repertoire includes Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem; Mozart's Requiem, Vesprae solemnes de confessore, and Regina Coeli; Händel's Messiah and L'allegro ed il pensieroso; Bach's Magnificat, Mass in B Minor, and St. Matthew Passion; and Debussy's La Demoiselle élue; as well as world premieres and works of many 20th and 21st century composers.