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Doris Kosloff

Associate in Voice, Division Director, Vocal Studies

Vocal

The Hartt School
860.768.5918 F 409
Education

MM, Boston University

BM, Queens College


Doris Lang Kosloff, a native of Brooklyn, New York, has held many prominent positions in the field of opera. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Queens College (The Aaron Copland School of Music) of the City University of New York, and holds a Master of Music degree from the Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts, from which she graduated first in her class.

Kosloff serves as Director of the Vocal Studies Division at Hartt, as well as the Director of the Hartt Opera Theater, for which she is also the Music Director and Conductor.

In November 2005, Doris Lang Kosloff was appointed Artistic Director of Opera Connecticut (formerly Connecticut Concert Opera).  She has served as the Executive Director of the Hartford Conservatory (the nation's oldest community music school), the Artistic Director and Managing Director of Connecticut Opera and the Waterbury Opera Theatre.

In 2009, Ms. Kosloff created the highly acclaimed American Opera Idol competition which continues to draw new audiences to opera.  That same year she was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of Miami Lyric Opera.

From 1990-2005, she was a Professor of Music and the Director of the Opera Studio at the Aaron Copland School of Music. Ms. Kosloff's active guest conducting career includes guest appearances with the Syracuse Opera, Orlando Opera, Southern Ballet Theatre, Opera Columbus, Treasure Coast Opera, and Miami Lyric Opera.

A frequent speaker and workshop director, Ms. Kosloff wrote the libretto for the critically acclaimed children's opera Goldilocks and the Three Bears, which was created under a grant from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.  Her article, "The Woman Opera Conductor; Personal Perspective," was published in The Musical Woman: An International Perspective, Volume I(Greenwood Press).

Ms. Kosloff is the conductor of contemporary chamber orchestra works on many discs; she also recorded a symphonic disk with the Czech Radio Philharmonic. She was Music Director and Conductor for the world premiere of The Village (an opera based on factual events of the Holocaust) which premiered in March of 1995 in New York.