Opera Studio provides an opportunity to sing in a fully-staged opera as well as concert performances with orchestra. Opera Studio also includes classes in acting, musical coaching and scene work in their original languages. When available, special guest artists perform and present to the class.
Please view our concert calendar for the latest information on upcoming events.
Auditions are required. Please contact Tiffany Du Mouchelle for further information.
DMA, UC San Diego
Soprano, Tiffany Du Mouchelle is praised for her musical versatility, an electric stage presence and exceptional dramatic sensibilities. Most recognized for her fearlessness in exploring new and challenging repertoire, she ushers the voice into new realms of expressivity, including a vast array of musical styles and languages, featuring over 100 different languages and exploring the genres of classical, world, contemporary, cabaret, and theatrical works.
Recipient of the prestigious Richard F. Gold Career Grant for American Opera Singers, Du Mouchelle has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Center for Contemporary Opera, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Skålholt Summer Music Series in Iceland, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and American Composers Alliance, and in such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center, Disney Hall, The Consulate of the Republic of Poland, The New York Historical Society, The Ukrainian Institute, the residence of the United States Ambassador in Cairo, and the Acropolium in Carthage. Recent collaborations include the AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE of Stockhausen’s Sirius with Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, the MODERN PREMIERE of Karl von Seckendorff’s Proserpina (1777) combined with the WOLRD PREMIERE of Paul Botelho’s electro-acoustic mono-opera Proserpina (2016), the WORLD PREMIERE of Roger Reynolds’ JUSTICE: The Songs (Clytemnestra), the WORLD PREMIERE of Anthony Davis’ Lear on the 2nd Floor (Tara), the WEST COAST PREMIERE of Pasqual Dusapin’s To Be Sung (Voice Two), along with residencies at Yellow Barn and Songfest. An active chamber musician, she is the co-founder of Aurora Borealis, a voice and percussion duo with Stephen Solook. They frequently commission and perform new works, expanding the repertoire for this unusual combination.
In collaboration with the cultural diplomacy organization Cultures in Harmony, she has served as an instructor of voice, musical outreach specialist, and performer for projects in Cameroon, Tunisia, Egypt and Papua New Guinea. In her voice studio, her students include classical singers, contemporary art music specialists, Peking opera singers, Classical Hindi Music specialists, jazz, blues, and Afro American genre musicians from Sierra Leone, China, Tunisia, France, India, and beyond. Du Mouchelle’s research in performance practice and creative empowerment led her to develop Expression and Creativity Experimental Learning Laboratory (EX.C.E.L.L.), an artist collaborative whose programs focus on supporting creatives of all disciplines to empower and liberate their artistic voices. In fall 2015, Du Mouchelle moved to Buffalo, NY, joining the faculty at University at Buffalo, where she serves as the director of the vocal performance program and opera workshop, and teaches “Break on Through”, a creative empowerment course for performers.
Du Mouchelle attended Mannes College of Music at The New School in New York City for her bachelor of music and master of music degrees, where she studied opera and classical voice techniques under Amy Burton and Ruth Falcon and was mentored in contemporary singing techniques by Lucy Shelton. Her doctoral studies in contemporary music performance at University of California San Diego were guided under the mentorship of Susan Narucki, Steven Schick, and Chinary Ung.
Opera Workshop/Polyglot Experimental Vocal Laboratory
Break on Through - Performance and Creative Empowerment
Vocal Diction - Italian, French, German, English
Chamber Music Coaching
Genres of Music - Opera
World Music - African Music