Curriculum Vitae

Elizabeth Ann Murphy, Soprano
18 Hanover Court Princeton, NJ 08540
(610) 653-3230
E-mail: email@elizabethamurphy.com
Website: www.elizabethamurphy.com
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EDUCATION
Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts
New Brunswick, NJ. Anticipated date of completion: December 2010.
Major Teacher: Dr. Frederick Urrey
DMA in progress
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Major Teacher: Klara Meyers
1997 M.M.
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Major Teacher: Klara Meyers
1993 B.M.
ADDITIONAL EDUCATONAL EXPERIENCE
AIMS Program, Graz, Austria 2008
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor of Music, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

2002-Present

Performance Study in Voice
One fifty minute, private voice lesson, given once a week to learn the fundamentals of solo singing which include: breath support, resonance, even registers, style, posture, musicianship, communication, diction, and overall performance standards.

I teach music minors and non music students. I typically teach between ten to fourteen students a semester of both men and women. Last semester I taught thirteen students. The semester culminates in a recital program where they each sing one Italian song, one English song, and one Musical Theater selection.

“She is helpful and respectful and has a strong knowledge of singing.”
“My singing has improved since the beginning of the semester.”
“The individual attention received and the encouragement from Elizabeth was very helpful.”
Music in History
Survey of music in history from ancient times to the end of the 18th century, emphasizing significant developments in music against the background of historical events having impact on the arts of the times.
Introduction to Music Listening/The Enjoyment of Music
A study of masterworks in music and composers from the earliest times to the present day. Doctrines of taste and listening techniques are emphasized along with the background of social and political events of each historical period.
Part-time Lecturer, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Fall 2007-Present

Voice Class
This course is designed to introduce both non-music majors and non-voice majors to rudimentary skills in vocal performance. Included is a cursory investigation into vocal pedagogy, the International Phonetic Alphabet, and diverse vocal repertoire. This course places a great deal of emphasis on performance. To that end, students are expected to sing in front of their peers in group and solo situations.

This class enrolls a maximum number of twenty students per semester of both men and women. Their first performance is of their choosing, the second is a Musical Theater selection, and the third is a recital of English and Italian Art Songs.

“The teacher put a lot of effort into making sure we progressed and learned.”

“This course was exactly what I thought it would be. It gave me a chance to clear up many misconceptions I had about singing. It was also a personal challenge to combat stage fright.”

“I hope to actually try out for one of the university choirs, and/or possibly get independent voice lessons due to Ms. Murphy's encouragement.”

“The instructor was very motivating and took time to work individually with students. She was able to focus on students' needs and help correct vocal/performing mistakes.”

Private Voice Lessons – Two semester sequence
Private voice lessons for B.A. and non majors, given once a week to learn the fundamentals of solo singing which include: breath support, resonance, even registers, style, posture, musicianship, communication, diction, and overall performance standards.

“I approach learning a new piece in an effective manner.”

“This course has allowed me to apply myself to other choirs and groups more effectively.”

“Great semester of lessons!”

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Guest Lecturer for an undergraduate vocal pedagogy class on vocal health.
2009
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Taught university students one sixty minute voice lesson per week, culminating in a recital of Italian, French, German, and English art Songs and arias at the end of the semester. (Taught both male and female students)
2006-2007
The Hill School, Pottstown, PA. (private boarding school)
Taught High School students one sixty minute lesson per week with a winter and spring recital of Italian and English Art Songs. (Taught both male and female students)
2002

TEACHERS
• Margaret Moul Carli
• Shirley Close (AIMS)
• Tamara Matthews
• Klara Meyers
• Dr. Frederick Urrey

MASTER CLASSES
• Michele Crider
• Joan Dornemann
• Richard Miller
• Marietta Simpson

COACHES
• Ben Blozan
• John Douglas
• Pamela Gilmore
• Beaumont Glass (AIMS)
• Barbara González-Palmer
• Kevin Kennedy
• Hugh Kronrot
• David Moody
• Susan Nowicki
• Lynda Saponara
• Debra Scurto-Davis
CONDUCTORS
• Richard Alexander
• Adrian Bryttan
• Larry Carey
• Nicholas Carthy (AIMS)
• John Douglas
• Mary Woodmansee Green
• Alan Harler
• Mark Hyczko
• Kynan Johns
• Andrew Kirkman
• Andrew Rosenfeld
• Randy Yoder
AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS
• Rutgers University-Scholarship
• Kennett Symphony Orchestra-3rd Place Winner Voice Competition
• Kennett Symphony Orchestra-1st Place Winner Voice Competition
• Temple University-Opera Grant
• The York Chorus-Scholarship
• York Little Theater-Scholarship
• Pottstown Symphony Orchestra-Sr. Voice Division Winner
• NATS-1st Place Winner
• NATS-2nd Place Winner
• The Strand Capitol-Scholarship
 
SELECTED PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
OPERA
Susannah
(entire role staged with orchestra in English, January 2010)
Mrs. McLean Rutgers University, NJ
Le Pescatrici
(entire role staged with period orchestra in Italian-U.S. Premiere)
Nerina Rutgers University, NJ
Il campanello
(entire role staged with orchestra in Italian)
Serafina Rutgers University, NJ
The Fairy Queen
(role staged with Baroque orchestra in English)
The Plaint Rutgers University, NJ
Les Contes D’Hoffmann
(entire role staged with orchestra in French)
Antonia Rutgers University, NJ
Norma
(entire role staged with piano in Italian)
Norma CSO-Center Stage Opera, PA
Hansel and Gretel
(entire role staged with orchestra in English)
Dew Fairy CSO-Center Stage Opera, PA
Down in the Valley
(entire role staged with orchestra in English)
Jennie Parsons Bel Canto Opera, PA
The Crucible
(entire role staged with orchestra in English)
Ann Putnam Temple University, PA
Die Zauberflöte
(entire role staged with orchestra in German)
Zweite Dame Temple University, PA
The Game of Chance Second Knitter Temple University, PA
OPERA SCENES
Cosi Fan Tutte
(scene staged with piano in Italian)
Fiordiligi Temple University, PA
La Bohème
(scene staged with piano in Italian)
Mimi Temple University, PA
Don Giovanni
(scene staged with piano in Italian)
Donna Anna Temple University, PA
Tartuffe
(scene staged with piano in English)
Dorine Temple University, PA
Guillaume Tell
(scene staged with piano in French)
Mathilde Rutgers University, NJ
Le Nozze di Figaro
(scenes staged with piano in Italian)
Countessa AIMS Graz, Austria
Faust
(scenes staged with piano in French)
Marguerite Rutgers University, NJ

CHORAL/ORATORIO
• Handel- Foundling Anthem
• Handel-Messiah
• Bach-Cantata 51
• Mozart-Litaniae
• Ducasse-Crux fidelis
• Finzi-In Terra Pax
• Mozart-Mass in C-Soprano Soloist in Austria
• Verdi-Te Deum
• Rutter-Requiem
• Honegger-King David
• Mozart-Missa Brevis
• Carissimi-Jeptha

MUSICAL THEATER
• Julie Jordan-Carousel
• Aunt Eller-Oklahoma
• Strawberry Seller-Oliver
• Daughter-Pirates of Penzance
• Agnes-George M. Cohen

WORLD PREMIERES
“Not Quite Participating” by John Warren
“love is the only every god” by Steven Aprahamian
“a pretty day” by Steven Aprahamian

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY BAND
Narrator for “An Introduction to the Moon” by Libby Larsen

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS MEMBER
The College Music Society
National Association of Teachers of Singing
The New York Singing Teachers’ Association, Inc.

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