Emily Siar

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Instructor of Voice
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I seek to guide students toward achieving a functional, efficient vocal technique that will allow them to unleash their unique artistic potential. I am deeply committed to helping my students sing with a greater degree of ease, freedom, and joy.

Emily Siar joined the Conservatory in 2021 as an instructor of voice for the musical theater and vocal pedagogy programs. An active performer of opera, art song, chamber music, new music, musical theater, and cabaret, Siar has performed on the stages of Jordan Hall, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Kodak Hall, Huntington Theatre Company, the Paramount Theater, and the Granada Theatre Santa Barbara. She has been featured as an artist with Boston Opera Collaborative and Mass Opera.

A fifth-year doctoral candidate in vocal performance and pedagogy at New England Conservatory, Siar holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature from Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, having graduated summa cum laude as a Kenan Music Scholar. In addition to her institutional training, Siar has completed Levels I, II, and III of Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method and is a graduate of the New CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University. 

An emerging pedagogue to watch, in 2021, Siar was one of 12 voice teachers chosen from across the United States and Canada for the National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern Program. Her teaching is rooted in a deep and continual study of anatomy and physiology, body mapping, voice repertoire and style, voice science and acoustics, mindfulness, and psychology. In addition to her work at the Conservatory, Siar teaches at the University of Massachusetts Boston and New England Conservatory Preparatory School. She also maintains a thriving private studio in Boston, where her students have been honored with top prizes in both local and regional NATS competitions.

Recent Notable Work

  • The Aria Project (Boston Opera Collaborative)
  • Pierrot Lunaire (NEC Contemporary Ensemble)
  • Opera in the Gardens (Boston Opera Collaborative)
  • Featured artist (Mass Opera)
  • Featured artist (Greensboro Symphony Orchestra)
  • Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica (New England Conservatory)
Awards
  • Voice Intern—National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern Program (2021)

  • DMA Prize Instructorship in Music History—New England Conservatory (2020)

  • Presser Graduate Award (2019)

  • Winner—Eastman Concerto Competition (2016)

  • Kenan Music Scholar

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