NICO CASTEL, Diction Coach
NICO CASTEL was born in Lisbon, Portugal, to a set of multi-lingual parents who inculcated in him from the cradle, a love of languages. He grew up with Portuguese and Spanish and spoke German wit his nanny. Later in his childhood he lived in Venezuela, where he attended a French school adding French, Italian and English to his language collection.
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JOHN WUSTMAN, who has been called the "dean of American accompanists," studied with John Kollen at the University of Michigan and in New York with Leonard Shure. He became affiliated with Robert Shaw and his long and illustrious career took off like a comet. Not a comet that sputters and dies, but a comet that has continued to lighten the skies from that day to this. 
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LURETTA BYBEE, Mezzo-Soprano
American mezzo-soprano Luretta Bybee has proven herself to be an artist of remarkable range and versitility in her performances throughout the world in a wide variety of repertoire.
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Keith Chambers, 25, has been featured as soloist with the Naples, Delaware, and University of Miami Symphony Orchestras with such conductors as Erich Kunzel and Maurice Peress.  
He has won first prize in the Bartok-Kabalevsky International Piano Competition and 
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Nancy Curtis, is a native of Arkansas and has studied music in the United States and abroad. She graduated with honors from Baylor University with a degree in voice and has since received scholarships to study both language and voice in Italy and Germany. Hailed as a "stand-out" and "overall the best singer" in recent reviews, Ms. Curtis has performed
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CHERRY DUKE, Mezzo-Soprano
She has performed with many of America’s foremost opera companies, including New York City Opera, CHAUTAUQUA Opera, GLIMMERGLASS Opera, Connecticut Opera, Virginia Opera, New Orleans Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera Guild.
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Tenor Don Frazure is a native of Mississippi. Mr. Frazure made his New York debut at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall singing the tenor solos in the New York première of Samuel Adler's oratorio, Choose Life (Albany Records, April 1999). 
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JANINE HAWLEY, Mezzo-Soprano
American mezzo-soprano Janine Hawley has achieved accolades for her critically acclaimed performances of such roles as Carmen, Cherubino,
and Isabella in opera houses throughout the United States. In particular she was honored as Young Artist of the Year by the Washington Opera, Kennedy Center.
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Martin Hennessy is a pianist and vocal coach in New York City. His studies at Georgetown University and at the Juilliard School with Samuel Sanders and Marshall Williamson have prepared him for rewarding
collaborations with many leading
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Roger Keele has enjoyed success as a vocal coach/accompanist, a composer/arranger, stage director and conductor. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Keele was a vocal coach at the Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston, and he still maintains a private studio coaching professional singers in the area.
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