Project Description

BIOGRAPHY:

The LA Times’ described Frances as “A soprano of gossamer sheer purity.” Her recitals include: Music from the Heart at Royce Hall; Sundays at 4 on KUSC radio; Young Songmakers’ Almanac with Graham Johnson; and a solo Christmas recital at the American Embassy, Paris. She has been a featured soloist with the LA Baroque Orchestra; San Diego Chamber Orchestra; Musica Angelica and the Blackbird Music Project. Recent performances include a concert with cellist, Lynn Harrell at the Laguna Beach Music Festival, a Holocaust Remembrance Concert at UC Irvine, and a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Songfest at the California Plaza, downtown Los Angeles.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:

“Every classroom has its own unique community; my role as the teacher will be to assist each child in developing their own potential and learning styles. I will present a curriculum that will incorporate each different learning style, as well as make the content relevant to the students’ lives. I will incorporate hands-on learning, cooperative learning, projects, themes, and individual work that engage and activate students learning.”

EDUCATION

University of California, Irvine- Bachelor of Music
Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara
Mayer- Lissman Opera Center, London England
Britten Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London UK, Advanced Diploma,
Artist Programme

Teaching Credential:

Colburn School, LA
Fullerton College
Beverly Hills H.S.
Idyllwild Arts, Song and Dance Summer Program
Pomona College
University of California, Irvine

Awards:

Fulbright Scholarship UK
International Young Singer of the Year, Musical Eisteddfod, Wales, UK
NATS Young Artist of the Year, Los Angeles
Southern California Opera Guild Finalist
Opera Buffs Award
Music Academy of the West, Concerto Competition Winner