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Joanna Levy

Associate Professor of Voice

Email: frugola@aol.com

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Joanna Levy enjoyed a distinguished operatic career sharing the stage with such luminaries as Alfredo Kraus, Maureen Forrester, Thomas Stewart, Sir John Reed, Samuel Ramey, Marilyn Horne, and Rockwell Blake to name a few. She has performed as a principal artist with the New York City Opera, Washington Opera, Dallas Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Philadelphia Lyric, Glimmerglass Opera Theater, Pittsburg Opera, Miami Opera, Charlotte Opera, and Opera South Carolina. 

Ms. Levy has worked with directors such as Gian Carlo Menotti, Gerald Freeman, Collin Graham, and Peter Mark Schifter, and with conductors such as Anton Coppola, Nicola Rescigno, Christian Badea, Leonard Slatkin, Cal Stewart Kellog, Willie Anthony Waters, George Manahan, and Bruce Ferden. She has been invited to sing at the White House and performed for President Ronald Reagan on two occasions. 

Since retiring from performing, Ms. Levy has devoted her energies exclusively to teaching professional and pre professional singers. Her students regularly win prestigious competitions as the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Loren L. Zachary Competition, Puccini Foundation Competition, Rosa Ponselle International Vocal Competition, and many others. A noted pedagogue, Ms. Levy is in demand for master classes throughout the United States. She has conducted master classes for the Voice Symposium, Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, Conservatory of Puerto Rico, Arizona State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Boston University, The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, and the young artist programs at Pittsburgh Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Chatauqua Opera.

Ms. Levy earned her Bachelor of Science in music from Ithaca College and her Masters in Music from Hofstra University. She has been on the faculties of State University of New York, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Academy of Vocal Arts, and Boston University. She is featured in "Who's Who in American Women". Her students regularly perform with major opera companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, Paris Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, Vienna Volksoper, Brussels Opera at the Mannaie, opera companies throughout Germany, and record with major symphony orchestras throughout the world.