Liana Valente

Liana Valente

Dr. Liana Valente is the Denyce Graves Foundation Shared Voices program coordinator ( Prior to joining DGF, she enjoyed a 30-year career teaching all aspects of the classical vocal arts at colleges and universities along the East Coast including at Knoxville College, Wesleyan College, University of South Florida, Rollins College, and Howard University. She continues to perform, presents at national and international conferences, and focuses her current research on improving the quality of life for older persons through music participation. Since 2016, Dr. Valente has served as the National Federation of Music Clubs Representative to the United Nations Department of Global Communications.

The Denyce Graves Foundation: Changing the Face of Classical Vocal Arts One Singer at a Time

Denyce Graves, Emmy and Grammy award-winning internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano, has taken on a new and exciting role. In 2021 she founded The Denyce Graves Foundation. Read on to learn all about it!

College Connection: Preparing For That Next Audition

Our industry continues to “draw back the curtain,” allowing singers to see how the audition process runs from the other side of the table. Regardless of what you think they want to see, each singer needs to ask themselves, “what do I want to share?”

College Connection: Looking Ahead to What’s Next

The time between high school graduation and beginning your college music studies is short. Read on for some tips on what and how to prepare for entering your college music program.