Susan Morton
SUSAN MORTON, pianist, linguist, conductor, maintains a busy coaching studio in New York City. She has long been associated with Italian opera, language and culture, and is Director/Founder as well of two programs which foster greater professionalism through performances and language training: SingThrough Central, an ongoing full-score reading program and Festa Lirica Italiana, a full-immersion, intensive role-study and language program during the month of June on the island of Ischia (Italy).
Past credits include: New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, posts at Florida State University, Westminster Choir College, Manhattan School of Music, and the SUNY New Paltz Language Institute, Opera Colorado, Connecticut Opera, Sarasota Opera, Indianapolis Opera, staff coach and recitative seminars for the Martina Arroyo Foundation, IVAI in Chiari, Italy and in Tel Aviv; other regional operas and universities.
She maintains a private studio in New York and is an active recitalist, recently appearing at Trinity Church (Wall Street), in Williamsburg, VA and Hudson, NY. Other credits include the Naumburg Competition at Carnegie Hall,a Community Concerts tour of the Southwest and concerts in Italy.
Quote: “My goal: Having spent 25 years in the field of vocal music, helping singing actors integrate the language of music with the music of language I am dedicated to guiding you to master a role, an aria, a character or a language and take your professional viability to a new level. I offer to you my experience, knowledge, well-rounded and practical outlook, and a great sense of humor!”