A.Rosalind Crew, Mezzo Soprano

 

 

 

Rosalind holds a Masters Degree of Music in Vocal Performance from The Ohio State University and  a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of the Pacific Music Conservatory.

 

Post Graduate Studies include:  Alexander Technique, Feldenkris Method, Catherine Fitzmorris Breath Workshops, Melinda Wallis and Joan Melton, One Voice among others.

 

As Associate Professor of Voice at Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio and Assistant Professor of Voice at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio Rosalind worked primarily with Opera and Broadway bound undergraduates.  In her private practice Rosalind has enjoyed teaching all ages and styles, including original music, classical song, rock, folk, indie, broadway, gospel, blues and jazz since 2001.  She has additionally enjoyed working with various public speakers/actors for vocal health and performance coaching.

 

Rosalind has enjoyed an international performance career in both jazz and opera.

Catherine McCord Larsen

Catherine McCord Larsen, soprano, is an active soloist in oratorio and chamber music performances throughout the country. Recent appearances include the soprano solo in Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sergei Bogza, Poulenc Gloria soprano solos with the Mississippi Valley Orchestra, conducted by Henry Charles Smith, a French chamber music recital with Minnesota Opera’s principal flutist, Michele Frisch, in connection with the Schubert Club “Courtroom Concert” series at the Landmark Center in St. Paul, MN, and the soprano solos in J.S. Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio) with the Peoria Bach Festival in Illinois.

Ms. McCord Larsen was the soprano soloist in Lyra Baroque Orchestra’s most recent performances of Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Jacques Ogg in Minneapolis, MN and was featured soloist in Arvo Pärt's Magnificat with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Hugh Wolf. While performing in her native state of California, she appeared in several Baroque Opera performances with the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Maldenado and as part of the I Nacamichi Early Music Series, conducted by Nicolas McGegan.

Her summer musical activities have encompassed performances with the Carmel and Oregon Bach Festivals conducted by Bruno Weil and Helmuth Rilling and a part of the Mozart Festival in San Luis Obispo, CA. She has also been featured in several chamber music recitals as a member of the voice faculty with Lutheran Summer Music at Luther College in Decorah, IA and Gustavus Aldolphus College in St. Peter, MN.

In addition to her solo work, Ms. McCord Larsen's professional choral affiliations have included memberships in the Dale Warland Singers, Los Angeles Master Chorale and I Cantori, with whom she was a featured soloist in the ensemble's A Choir of Angels recording of Early Music of the Americas.

This versatile singer has many years of experience as a member of SAG/AFTRA and can be heard on numerous film and commercial sound tracks including Bram Stoker's Dracula, Empire of the Sun, Hook, Grand Canyon and Star Trek Generations.

Ms. McCord Larsen was a member of the voice faculty at University of Northwestern-St. Paul where she taught private and class voice for nineteen years and a private voice teacher at Glendale College in California prior to moving to MN. She is an active member the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and is a much sought-after judge and clinician for Solo and Ensemble competitions including MMTA (Minnesota Music Teacher's Association), Thursday Musical (MN) and Schubert Club (MN). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of California-Santa Barbara and a Master of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts.