Classical Singer Magazine Masterclass

Sun May 26, 2024
3:30 pm EDT
Massachusetts Room
High School
Young Artist/Emerging Pro

General Information

Crossover Songs by Living Composers

Bring any piece by a living composer and let's work on it!

Learn ways to approach difficulties like complex rhythms, pieces written by composers less familiar with the voice as an instrument or student composers, and pieces so new you are the first person to sing it! Prepare yourself for world premieres and working with composers in every stage from concept to development to performance.


Joanie Brittingham

Joanie Brittingham, soprano, has been praised for her “dramatic versatility” (Opera News), “meltingly beautiful” interpretations (Forbes), “lovely soprano” and “lucid diction” (New York Times), “captivating stage presence” (New York Classical Review), and “full-bodied voice” (Tulsa World), all while demonstrating “strength and resistance” (Opera Wire) throughout her “outstanding solo work” (New York Concert Review). Brittingham has performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and Symphony Space and with Riverside Theatre, the New Ohio Theatre, Fresh Squeezed Opera, New Amsterdam Opera, Opera on Tap, IconoClassic Opera, Hartford Opera Theater, and Chelsea Opera, the New Works Festival with OPERA America, American Lyric Theatre, Opera Lancaster, Light Opera Oklahoma, and VHRP Live. She is based in New York City. In addition to her performing work, Joanie is the editor of Classical Singer Magazine.