Instructor of Music

Joanne Hayes Bozeman, soprano, received the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Arizona where she studied with Eugene Conley. Her other primary teachers were Bruce Lunkley and Richard Miller. She has been a member of the voice faculty at the Lawrence Conservatory of Music since 1993, where she has taught studio voice and related coursework. Her students are frequent winners at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) auditions, and former students have continued on to fine graduate programs throughout the United States. A number have pursued singing careers, winning competitions and professional placement with organizations including the Palm Beach Vocal Competition, Metropolitan Council Auditions, Glimmerglass Opera Young Artist Program, Opera Fort Collins, Central City Opera, Washington National Opera, Chanticleer and the Chicago Symphony Chorus.

Ms. Bozeman was an active soloist in recital, concert and oratorio for thirty-five years, appearing with organizations including the Fox Valley Symphony, the Green Lake Music Festival, the Bach Chamber Choir (Rockford, Illinois) and the Lawrence University Concert Choir and Orchestra. She performed on Wisconsin Public Radio's Sunday Afternoon Live at the Elvehjem and as resident soloist at Music in the Mountains, a summer music festival in Colorado. Ms. Bozeman's repertoire included Handel's Messiah and the Dettinger Te Deum, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Requiem and Mass in C Minor, and Bach's Christmas Oratorio as well as a large body of song repertoire and chamber music. She and her husband, tenor Kenneth Bozeman, enjoyed many years of performing together.

Ms. Bozeman is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA), and holds special interests in voice health, including the effect of the hormones on the female voice, and the adolescent voice. In addition to studio voice, she has taught Introduction to Vocal Studies, English Singing Diction, Italian and Latin Singing Diction, and Vocal Proficiency and Pedagogy. She also maintains a small private studio.

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