Philip Baruth, voice
Philip Baruth, voice
Carol Jegen has been teaching voice for over 35 years. Many of her students have gone on to performing careers in opera and musical theatre, as we as the profession of music teacher themselves. She is Director of Showing Off, the Lawrence Academy of Music's summer Musical Theatre Daycamp, as well as having directed many musicals as well as straight plays for Attic Theatre, a community theatre since 1950. Miss Jegen has appeared in concert, recital, opera and musicals throughout Wisconsin. She received the Hanns Kretzchmarr Award in 2007 for Excellence in the Arts from the Community Foundation, and in 2012 she received the Zoe Cloak Award from Attic Theatre for Outstanding Achievement and Service to Attic Theatre. She is a member of the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and her students have placed well in state-wide auditions.
Miss Jegen received her Bachelor of Music degree from Lawrence Conservatory of Music of Lawrence University, and continued her studies in Wiesbaden, Germany where she was a student with Anna Stefan-Langler and Rose-Marie Stoye. She was also a student of Olga Ryss and Bernard Taylor in New York, and received the Performer's Certificate from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, as a student of Lee Dougherty. She participated as a student in the Blossom Music Festival, of Kent, Ohio and Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. As a soloist, she has performed with the Lawrence University Haydn Creation, Green Bay's Sebastian Chamber Orchestra's Mozart Tribute, the Green Bay Opera Production of The Magic Flute, The Fox Valley Symphony's Vaughan-Williams Serenade to Music and numerous Pops concerts, and the Green Lake Festival under Sir David Willcocks. She performed for several years with the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's Christmas production, as well as appearing as guest soloist for A Night in Old Prague with a selection of arias by Czech composers.
In addition to her private studio in Appleton, Miss Jegen has taught voice at the UW Green Bay and UW Fox Valley, and participated in Master Classes with sopranos Regina Resnik, Phyllis Bryn-Julsson, Margaret Harshaw. As a chorister she has sung with Robert Shaw, Robert Page, Margaret Hillis, Gregg Smith, Robert De Cormier, and was a member in NYC of the New York Kantorei, which specialized in performing music of the 15th through 18th centuries.. She is a founding member of the White Heron Chorale, of the Fox Valley, newly changed to the name newVoices, and has performed regularly as a soloist as well as chorister and stage director.
Described as "vocally resplendent," "powerful," and possessing "impeccable coloratura" (San Francisco Chronicle, 2013), soprano Alisa Jordheim is praised for her compelling and vocally assured performances in opera, oratorio, art song, and musical theatre. Most recently, Ms. Jordheim performed the roles of Lulu Baines in Elmer Gantry with Florentine Opera, Marzelline in Fidelio with Madison Opera, Nannetta in Falstaff with Emerald City Opera, and Satirino in La Calisto with Cincinnati Opera. Additional recent performances include Micaëla in "Carmen in Concert" with the Columbus Symphony/Opera Columbus, the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana with the Fox Valley Symphony, and the soprano soloist in Ein deutsches Requiem with the Lawrence University Symphony and Choirs. As a participant in San Francisco Opera's prestigious Merola Opera Program, Ms. Jordheim performed the roles of Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. Other performance credits include Frasquita in Carmen, Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro with Florentine Opera; Bestienne in Bestien und Bestienne with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Flora in The Turn of the Screw with Central City Opera; the Page in Rigoletto and 2nd Knabe in Die Zauberflöte with Cincinnati Opera; and the soprano soloist in eight performances of Handel's Messiah in 2012 with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming engagements for Ms. Jordheim include the role of Soeur Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites at the Caramoor International Music Festival in New York and the soprano soloist in Mahler's Symphony No. 4 with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, among others to be announced. Ms. Jordheim is a two-time winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions - Wisconsin District, winner of the Bel Canto Regional Artists Competition, 2nd prize winner in the Classical Singer Competition, winner of the Edith Newfield Scholarship in the Musicians Club of Women Annual Music Competition in Chicago, and the recipient of several other awards and honors from various performing arts and educational organizations.
Ms. Jordheim completed study in Scandinavian Song and Diction (her doctoral cognate area) at the University of Oslo in Norway as a Fullbright Scholar and Fellow of the American Scandinavian Foundation during the 2013-2014 academic year. A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Ms. Jordheim began study in singing at Lawrence University, and she completed her Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Voice at the University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music (CCM). At the collegiate level, Ms. Jordheim has taught both classical and music theatre styles privately at CCM and has been an invited guest artist and master teacher at several universities across the country. As a member of the 2011 Central City Opera Regional Tour and the 2012-2013 Florentine Opera Studio, Ms. Jordheim enjoyed visiting numerous schools, spanning from elementary to the high school level, performing and educating youth about healthy singing.
Jaclyn Kottman, who teaches Arioso singers, graduated from Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Music degree in choral and general Music Education and a minor in Religious Studies. She has taught choral and general music and music theatre in New Zealand, Costa Rica, Atlanta, and Boston, and currently teaches Middle School choral music in the Appleton Area School District and private voice instruction through the Lawrence Academy of Music. Before joining the teaching staff at the Academy, Kottman previously served in the Girl Choir program as an ensemble manager and conducting intern with the Intermezzo, Cantabile, and Bel Canto choirs. She is a member of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA), the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity, and is the recipient of Lawrence University’s Pi Kappa Lambda Award for excellence in music education.