Renowned Vocal Teacher Presents Master Class at NIU


Noted vocal teacher Cynthia Hoffman will present a master class featuring several NIU student performers on Monday, February 8. The master class will be held in the School of Music's Recital Hall from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. The public is invited to attend and you are free to come and go as your schedule allows.

Cynthia Hoffmann is a member of the voice faculties of The Juilliard School, where she served as Chair from 1995-2006, and the Manhattan School of Music, where she also teaches a class in Vocal Performance. She has been an Adjunct Voice Faculty member of the Curtis Institute of Music as well. Ms. Hoffmann has been a voice faculty member of summer programs including the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria; the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy; the Yong Pyong Music Festival in Korea; the Centro Studi Italiani program in Urbania, Italy; the University of Miami School of Music summer program in Salzburg, Austria, The Amalfi Coast Music Festival, the Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria, and the Opera on the Avalon in Newfoundland, Canada.


Her students have appeared with the Metropolitan and New York City Operas, and with other major opera houses throughout the United States and abroad. She is currently teaching in the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Ms. Hoffmann’s students have been winners of the Metropolitan National Council Auditions and Awards; Richard Tucker Foundation study grants; George London and Puccini Foundation grants; Sullivan and Opera Index Awards; “The Joy in Singing” award recital; the Marilyn Horne Foundation recital awards “On Wings of Song”; the McAllister Competition; the Placido Domingo “Operalia” Competition, the Adler Fellowship at San Francisco Opera, and the Liederkranz Foundation’s General Opera Competition.

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