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Monique Phinney

Voice Faculty

Monique Phinney has been on the Boston Conservatory voice faculty for over twenty years, teaching both classical and musical theater majors. She earned a B.M., cum laude from Hartt College of Music and completed studies with Clara Shear, John Moriarty, Judith Oas, Joan Caplan, Alberta Masiello and Robert Hess.

Ms. Phinney has performed with the Santa Fe Opera as well as Boston Concert Opera in Boston’s Symphony Hall, the San Angelo Symphony, the Hartford and Indian Hill symphony orchestras, Musica Sacra (New York) and Amor Artis. She has worked with the conductors Edo de Waart, John Fiore, Raymond Leppard and Richard Westenburg and with directors Rhoda Levine, Bliss Hebert and Rosalind Elias. Phinney was a finalist in the Connecticut Grand Opera Competition, the Eleanor Steber Vocal Competition and the Houston Grand Opera Studio and appeared in the American premiere of Debussy's La Chute de la Maison Usher with Ignace Strasvogel, which aired on CPTV. In addition, she has made several musical theater appearances with Hartt Opera Theater and the Indian Hill Symphony.

Ms. Phinney is on the faculty of the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy, where she teaches voice, conducts masterclasses, and stages and directs opera scenes. She has also taught masterclasses in Massachusetts, Florida, and New York and has been a judge for the National Association of Teachers of Singing and Classical Singer competitions. In addition to her Boston Conservatory studio, Ms. Phinney maintains a private studio in Boston. She believes in providing all of her students with a positive learning environment and in giving them a strong foundation in vocal technique.

Ms. Phinney’s students have performed with Boston Lyric Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Seagle Colony, Brevard Music Festival, Ohio Light Opera, and Boston Opera Collaborative, and they have been admitted to top graduate schools in the country.  She has students on Broadway and in national touring companies.

Ms. Phinney is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions New England Regional Committee. 


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