Fresno State University Masterclass

Sat May 25, 2024
11:00 am EDT
New York Room
Young Artist/Emerging Pro

General Information

Developing an Engaging and Convincing Performance

Work with Dr. Briggs to polish your performance skills!


Maria Okunev-Briggs

Dr. Maria Briggs, is a Russian – born, Australian soprano. Dr. Briggs holds Bachelor degree in piano performance, Masters in vocal performance and DMA in opera performance (Sydney University and Northern College of Music, UK). Dr. Briggs has sung with Opera Australia, Pacific Opera, Lyric Opera Weimar and Glyndebourne Opera Festival, UK. Maria is Associate Professor of Voice at Fresno State and now lives in Fresno with her husband Matthew and two sons. Dr Briggs’ recent album “Winter Evening” explores romantic Russian art song and can be streamed on all platforms. Dr. Briggs is a regular contributor to the CS Magazine