Emily Lapisardi

Emily Lapisardi (voice, piano, Kindermusik):  Emily is a full-time pedagogue/performer with eight years’ experience teaching private lessons to a range of ages and levels of students of both genders.  She tailors her approach specifically to the goals and interests of each student. Emily holds a Bachelor’s of Music in vocal performance from West Virginia University (summa cum laude, WVU Outstanding Senior, Honors College J. and C. Nath Outstanding Senior, Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships candidate). She regularly performs as a soloist in opera, oratorio, concerts, and recitals and has completed training through the Ezio Pinza Concil for American Singers of Opera in Italy, the American Singers’ Opera Project of North Carolina, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.  As a teacher, she completed a year-long vocal pedagogy course at WVU with Cynthia Bess which provided her with a thorough understanding of the anatomy and psychology of singing, as well as a systematic approach to the correction of vocal faults.  She was also a teaching artist at Propel East Charter School for Greensburg American Opera and directed the Old Economy Singers for six years.  Her students have successfully auditioned for the Eastman Summer Vocal Program for High School Students, the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Seton Hill University, Point Park University, and for leading and supporting roles in school and community productions.  In addition to serving as faculty supervisor at Market Street Academy, Emily will begin her Master’s of Music in Sacred Music (organ) at Duquesne University in the fall of 2014.