Maria Nockin

Maria Nockin

Born in New York City to a British mother and a German father, Maria Nockin studied piano, violin, and voice. She worked at the Metropolitan Opera Guild while studying for her BM and MM degrees at Fordham University. She now lives in southern Arizona where she paints desert landscapes, translates from German for musical groups, and writes on classical singing for various publications.

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AFTRA and recording companies reach Health Care Agreement Representatives from the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists have reached a tentative agreement with major recording companies, which, when ratified,

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Good Financial News, for a Change When all the figures from its 2002-2003 season are counted, the Baltimore Opera expects to have a budget surplus of approximately $50,000. General Director

Raymond Buckingham : Noted New York Voice Teacher

On July 14, 2003, Raymond Buckingham, a well-known voice teacher who taught in New York City, passed away in Holbrook, MD. Originally from England, he first studied music at the

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Franco Corelli Hospitalized In September it was reported that retired tenor Franco Corelli had suffered a stroke and had been taken to a hospital in Milan. Although there was some

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Cancellation of the 2003 MacAllister Awards The prestigious MacAllister awards have been cancelled for this year according to a recent announcement made by executive director Elaine Morgan Bookwalter. She assured

Conductor Edoardo Müller : A Singer's Best Friend

Edoardo Müller loves singers. When you are on stage, he smiles at you as if you can do no wrong-and suddenly, he's right! Your voice floats out like never before and he beams his pleasure!

Offstage, he is even better as he coaches and gives you cadenzas and ornaments that perfectly suit your voice and temperament and tells you why your particular instrument is so unique and wonderful.

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Actors’ Equity and AGMA Agreement, The Actors’ Equity Associa-tion and The American Guild of Musical Artists have announced a ground breaking agreement that resolves many jurisdiction questions pertaining to a

Song Translations, Copyrights, Permission and All That Jazz

If you choose to sing your recitals in original languages, you’re going to need beautiful translations for your programs. Where do you get them and what are the rules for copying them from others?

Projecting Supertitles at Your Recital

You’ve heard about the controversy surrounding the use of supertitles at recitals. If you like the idea, here’s how to do it at your next recital.

Learning in the Land of Enchantment : The Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program

This comprehensive training program for young singers, according to mezzo Frederica von Stade, star of the Santa Fe Opera and many other great opera companies, is the finest in the world because it constantly achieves an extraordinary level of excellence.