About My Teaching
I have been teaching voice for over 25 years. My students have gone to New England Conservatory, Westminster Choir College, Ithaca College, Oberlin Conservatory and Carnegie-Mellon among others. They have also been singing on regional and national musical theatre stages or in the local high school musical. And my students sing in the local church choir or just want to sing at their cousin’s wedding.
As an Alexander Technique teacher, in May of 2015, Victoria completed the 3-year 1600-hour teacher certification course at the Alexander Technique Center at Boston Conservatory headed by Debi Adams. During her training, she completed teaching internships with Tommy Thompson at American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge and Sara Goldstein Gall and Debi Adams at Boston Conservatory. Currently on the faculty of the Concord Community Music School, she was 8 years a Lecturer in Voice at Plymouth State University where besides studio teaching she taught Voice and Alexander Technique Performance Lab. Before that she taught at Point Park University in Pittsburgh Pa. and as an interim appointment at Carnegie-Mellon University. She maintains an active private voice and Alexander Technique studio in Franconia, N.H. She is an active adjudicating member of NATS and has given presentations on Alexander Technique to the ACDA and NHMEA.
About My Performing
A native of Franconia, New Hampshire, soprano Victoria Cole made her debut as First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton New York. As an apprentice artist with the company she sang many roles in such operas as Rigoletto, Romeo et Juliette, Lakme, Il Trittico of Puccini and Hansel and Gretel. She sang the role of Lady Billows in Benjamin Brittten’s Albert Herring at Duquesne Opera Theatre and at Carnegie-Mellon University. She has also appeared with the Pittsburgh Opera Chorus. In some oratorio highlights, she sang St. Elizabeth in Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au Bucher with the Berkshire Choral Festival under the baton of Robert Page and sharing the stage with Claire Bloom. She was soprano soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Pittsburgh Festival Orchestra and Messiah and Vivaldi Gloria with Edgewood Symphony. Most recently she appeared in recitals at Wolfeboro Friends of Music and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Lancaster with her regular collaborator, pianist Sergey Marchukov. In addition to degrees from Bryn Mawr College and Cornell University, Ms. Cole holds the Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Carnegie-Mellon University where she was a student of Mimi Lerner.