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|Mission||My aim is to help you find and free your voice. I teach the tools you need to harness the full power and potential of your instrument and to sustain your instrument through everything you put your body through day to day. In short, I emphasize vocal technique so that you can stop worrying (...about having enough breath in verse two, about the high note at the end of the song etc.) and finally give your full attention to the essence, artistry and sheer joy of making music.|
Juliana Snapper is an internationally recognized singer, director and voice scholar. In her teaching, she focuses on the mechanics of vocal technique as the most direct route to developing the full expressive potential of the individual voice. Many of her students have successful musical careers, and her studio includes several Emmy and Grammy award winners in its numbers.
Snapper's own career was propelled early on by a Grammy for her contribution to the Best Ensemble in Opera Recording, and by winning the Blanche Thebom/Metropolitan Opera award for Outstanding Young Singer of the Year in 1990. She currently holds degrees in vocal performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she studied under Richard Miller, and an MA in critical musicology from the University of California, San Diego, where she continued on to complete a Ph.D dissertation on contemporary vocalism, supported in part by grants awarded by the UCSD Center for the Humanities and the American Association of University Women. She has also received generous funding from the Arts Council of Great Britain, the Durfee Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, among others, for the production of her original large-scale works.
Her works have included "Judas Cradle" (2005-2008), known for its inverted arias, which toured England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and culminated with productions for Performa ‘05, New York, and the REDCAT, Los Angeles, as well as "You Who Will Emerge From the Flood" (2008-2011), recognized as the first underwater opera, which toured Manchester, Porto, Warsaw, Geneva, Montreal, Ljubljana, and various US cities where she transformed unlikely sites - a Victorian bathhouse, a Soviet Olympic Training pool, the Standard’s rooftop pool Los Angeles, and a dunk tank at the PS1/MoMA in New York - into functioning opera houses.
Juliana Snapper has been a featured soloist at the Guggenheim, the Pulitzer Foundation, the Getty, the Walker Art Cent
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