Voice and Opera Spotlights
Boston Conservatory alumnus Justin Gigliello's (B.M. '11, voice) impromptu performance of “Ave Maria” at a Disney World resort quickly became an internet sensation, gaining the attention of national news outlets from Good Morning America to People magazine, and worldwide exposure on social media, with nearly 20 million views (and counting) on Facebook alone.
Taylor Stilson received an M.M. in vocal pedagogy with collaborative piano studies and a B.M. in vocal performance from Boston Conservatory, and joined the school's faculty in 2018. He maintains a unique career as vocal pedagogue, singer, and yogic practitioner, and presents his research on muscle tension dysphonia at universities all over the East Coast.
Alumnus Ian Bowling (M.M. '14, vocal pedagogy and voice performance), who has been a singer with the Soldiers’ Chorus of the United States Army Field Band since graduating from The Boston Conservatory, reflects on being an active-duty member of the U.S. Army while performing a wide range of repertoire for audiences across the country.
After completing her first year as a vocal performance major, Amy Onyonyi (B.M. '20, voice/opera) was thrilled to return home to Nairobi, Kenya and share what she had learned by hosting her first solo recital.
Opera alumnus Simon Dyer (M.M. '15, G.P.D. '17) is spending summer 2017 as an apprentice singer with The Santa Fe Opera, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Widely considered the country’s top summer opera festival, Dyer describes working directly with some of biggest names in the industry and making meaningful professional and personal connections during the 13-week program.
Boston Conservatory opera student Megan Callahan (M.M. '18) will be participating in the renowned St. Louis Opera Young Artist Program in summer 2017. Callahan tells us about how she prepared for this opportunity and what she is most looking forward to about the experience.
Voice student Quinn Bernegger (M.M. '18) was awarded first place in the American Prize in Opera and Art Song. He also landed a mainstage role with Des Moines Metro Opera for summer 2017. Bernegger talks about his experience as a competition winner and his upcoming opportunities.
Opera student Simon Dyer (G.P.D. ’17) talks about the program's supportive faculty, his affection for the nearby Museum of Fine Arts, and his role as an emerging artist with Boston Lyric Opera.
P.S.C. student Abigail Dock (M.M. '15, P.S.C. '17, opera) answers questions about what inspires her and her favorite Boston hang outs.
Current P.S.C. student Natalie Logan (M.M. '16, P.S.C. '17, Voice) shares her Conservatory experience as a performer and work-study student in development.
Music alumnus Joseph Gualtiere (B.M. '12, voice) is combining fashion and art in a special way, all while keeping an active performance calendar.