Additional Performing and Professional Experience.
Voice Teacher (Singing)
Self-Employed Voice Teacher/coach
1973 – Present (41 years)Cincinnati OH, and Pineville, LA
This is the same business in an earlier form as the new version opening in January 2014.
In the past emphasis has been on teaching voice in classical, musical theater, early music,
opera, gospel and jazz and other styles. Also to ready students for auditions including
competitions, college and graduate school. I have taught children from the age of 8 and
adults how to sing healthily with physical balance and freedom, and especially, to have
fun singing! And many of them have gone on to graduate school in music at schools such
as Bard, UC, LSU, NTS and in a variety of competitions, including NATS state and regionals,
Regional MET auditions and to perform leading and compramario roles in local, regional
and European opera and musicals.
Retired-Professor, Edith Kirkpatrick Professor of Music,
voice teacher, opera director,
Coordinator of NASM Accreditation 2008-2013
Edith Kirkpatrick Professor of Music
1975 – 2013 (38 years)
Retired-Check out my Facebook page, Loryn Frey. Music: Voice, Piano, Theory for more photos, including Martina Arroyo's residency and Kay Austin's trip to the MET as the youngest semi-finalist for that year: Over the years, from 1975 the position includes teaching voice, vocal pedagogy, Diction for Singers:French, German, Italian, Song Literature specialist, opera director, Music and Library Liaison, as required by NASM, Vocal Coordinator ( hosting NATS Chapter auditions, scheduling and running the annual Alsup Voice Award Competition, organizing and running the week long triennial Dixie Moss Visiting Artist in Voice, including guest clinicians Martina Arroyo and Christopheren Nomura, Louisiana International Piano Competition liaison, host of NATS Chapter Auditions, and so forth.
Overall position: Teacher of Voice, Song LIterature, Vocal Pedagogy, German Diction, French Diction, Italian Diction, Director of Opera, Vocal Coordinator, Divisional Chair, Curriculum Committee Chair, member of the original committee of faculty, trustees and administration who revised the Mission Statement of Louisiana College in 2007, Coordinator and Author for NASM Accreditation.
Soprano soloist and section leader
St. James Episcopal Church of Baton Rouge
August 1987 – June 1988 (11 months)Baton Rouge, Louisiana Area
I must admit I am guessing at the year of residency. Sang all soprano solos and acted as section leader in the church choir.
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church
August 1976 – August 1980 (4 years 1 month)Alexandria, LA
Sang all soprano solos and acted as section leader in the church choir and was honored to be the soloist for the ordination of Father Bruce Miller, Ken Matthews and a few other priests.
Soprano soloist under Bonia Shur
Hebrew Union College
August 1973 – July 1975 (2 years)Cincinnati, OH
Hired by Bonia Shur, at that time faculty at HUC, for soprano solos at various musical events at the college over the span of the two years I was in residence in Cincinnati. This included premiering some of his compositions in Hebrew.
Full professional proficiency
Professional working proficiency
Professional working proficiency