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EMILY W. UPHAM

P.O. Box 548
Germantown, New York l2526
Tel.5l8 537 6048
Fax 5l8 537 5040
uplandvl@valstar.net

SPECIALIZED AREAS

Classical piano
Vocal coaching and accompaniment- proficient in French, German and Italian
Choral accompanying
Instrumental accompanying
Chamber Music coaching
French
Life Coach

EDUCATION

2008-2009 Life Coach training with Gail Straub and David Gershon- received Life Coach certification

1990-present- Juilliard School, New York- French Art Song studies with Thomas Grubb

1992- United Nations, New York- Studies in Simultaneous Interpretation French-English, English-French , Bruce Boeglin

198l-84- National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, -Psychoanalytic training, New York City

1978- Accademia Chigiana, Art Song and Opera classes, Siena, Italy

1978- Intensive Italian Language Study, Italian Language Institute, Florence, Italy

1978- Italian Language Study, Italian Cultural Institute, New York City

1977- Vocal Coaching Master Class, Joan Dornemann, Metropolitan Opera House, New York City

1976- Juilliard School, Class in Opera Coaching and Accompaniment, Viola Peters

1976-Nadia Boulanger, Class in Analysis of Bach Preludes and Fugues, and Major Vocal Works, Paris
1976- Chamber Music studies, Alain Meunier, Paris

1973-75 – Manhattan School of Music, piano studies with Robert Helps, Isabelle Byman, Chamber Music with Artur Balsam, Joseph Seiger, Frances Hall

1972- Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris- Piano studies with Mme. Bascourret

1968-72 Piano studies with Reine Gianoli, Paris

1966-70 Sarah Lawrence College, BA Music and French (junior and senior year in Paris)

196l-66- Yale School of Music, piano studies with Seymour Fink, Donald Currier

Residence Abroad: l968-73- Paris; l975-76-Paris; l998-99- Roquebrune Cap Martin, France

Languages: Bilingual- French/English, proficient in Italian and German

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1995-present Founder, Director, ArtSong Nouveau; professional performance group- vocal ensemble (see promotional materials)

1986-present- French Interpreter, United States Department of State

2000-2005 Piano teacher, vocal coach, chamber music coach and accompanist to students and singers in New York City and Dutchess and Columbia Counties

2002 – French Diction Coach, Bard College Production of Les Enfants Terribles, opera by Phillip Glass

French Coach, PHEDRE, directed by Joanne Akalitis for opening of Gehry (Fisher) Center at Bard

2002-3 Bard College Music Faculty, piano teacher and accompanist, replacing Bari Mort away on pregnancy leave

Accompanist, Germantown middle and high school choruses

Accompanist for NYSTA exams

2000-200l- Bard College- rehearsal pianist for Opera production of Orfeo

Accompanist- Bard College chorus, Bard College Community chorus

Pianist for Cappella Festiva Chorus- Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes

Accompanist for Columbia County Community chorus, summer Gwenn Gould
Accompanist to Bard College singers and instrumentalists

Accompanist for Germantown School chorus performances

1973-1999 Private piano teacher, vocal coach and accompanist, New York City
Private French teacher

Accompanist for lessons of Itzhak Perlman, voice lessons of Doris Jung Popper, Conrad Osborne and others

Pianist for operatic workshops, Conrad Osborne

1984- Therapist, The Educational Institute for Learning and Research (for children with learning disabilities)

l983-85- French/English translator for two-volume, multi-language technical dictionary, West Publishing Company, Mineola, New York

1981- Opera de Toulouse, Toulouse, France, rehearsal pianist and coach, MANON

1976- Rehearsal pianist, Children’s Free Opera and Eastern Opera Co., New York City

Replacements, Vocal coach and accompanist, Conservatoire de Pantin, Paris

1973- Musical Consultant for book on Pablo Casals by David Blum, Geneva, Switzerland
l966- Member of ethnomusicological research team that studied and recorded music of Tarascan Indians in Mexico, financed by grant from American Philosophical Society.

PERFORMANCES

1995-present- pianist for chamber/vocal ensemble ArtSong Nouveau- professional performance group- numerous performances throughout East Coast

2000- pianist for two performances of Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes with Cappella Festiva Chorus at Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center

Soloist with Bard Community Chorus- Brahms Zigeunerlieder Songs

Pianist with Da Capo Chamber Players for concert of student works, Bard College

Numerous performances at Bard college as accompanist to singers and instrumentalists

l975-present numerous concerts throughout America as accompanist to singers of lieder (sample review, program enclosed)

1973 Chamber music recitals in public schools throughout Connecticut

1970 Recording for French public school system

l968-75- numerous performances as accompanist to singers and instrumentalists in Paris, throughout France and Italy

l965-6 performances as soloist with New Haven Symphony Orchestra of Mozart Piano Concerto no 2l as winner of William Inglis Morse Trust for Music

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