• "Each bird must sing with his own throat." - Henrik Ibsen

    DEBORAH CONQUEST VOICE STUDIO

  • DEBORAH CONQUEST'S STUDIO

    Voice lessons for beginners age 8 and up, to emerging artists in Rochester, NY.

    Students of all ages (tween, teen, adults and emerging artists) learn to sing in preparation for auditions, NYSSMA Solo Festivals, musical theatre, Broadway, folk, classical, church, opera and more!

  • ABOUT DEBORAH

    Deborah Conquest Studio

    Deborah Conquest

    Artist. Teacher. Mentor.

     

    Deborah is an American soprano, passionate about teaching and singing, and has more than twenty years teaching experience. Deborah holds a Doctorate of Music (ABD) and Masters in Music, both in voice, from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. In addition, she graduated cum laude from SUNY Fredonia in New York with a Bachelor’s in Music, in voice.


    Deborah teaches singing, vocal pedagogy and master classes in vocal technique, vocal style, music theory and performance most recently at music conservatories in Florence, Pisa and Lucca, Italy and in the US, at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance, and Nazareth College, and Finger Lakes Community College in Rochester, NY, as well as at Florida International University, Barry Westminster Christian School and the University of Miami, Florida. In the summer of 2000, she opened a branch of the Musical Arts Center in Cincinnati. Recent projects have included teaching a series of technical courses in Miami.


    Her students have gone on to sing with major opera companies, on Broadway, on The Voice and American Idol, and recorded with major international record labels.


    Deborah has sung and taught all over the world, and recently returned from a 4-year tour in Italy.


    In the U.S., Deborah has sung with the Florida Grand Opera, Aspen Music Festival, Chautauqua Opera, Cincinnati Opera Theatre , Grandin Music Festival, Hispanic American Lyric Theatre, the Kenan Vocal Arts Institute, Florida International University Opera Theatre, Florida International Symphony, Fredonia (NY) Chamber Players, the Brevard (FL) Community Chorus and Orchestra, and Cincinnati AIDS Benefit Concerts.


    Deborah has been featured singing the national anthem on several U.S. TV channels and international sporting events. Deborah is a registered Music Together® teacher and a licensed Music Together Center Director having received extensive training from founder Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz at the Centro Music Together di Bologna,Italy. She has also completed training with “Music For People”. She has taught Italian and English as a second language, as well as piano.
    Deborah believes in teaching healthy singing, regardless of genre: opera, musical theatre, jazz, pop, folk.

     

    Her students have gone on to sing with major opera companies, on Broadway, The West End, The Voice, and American Idol, recorded with major international record labels, Disney, Broadway Tours, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs at prestigious conservatories. Locally, they frequently star in shows at Geva, Stages, Spotlight, Summer Stars, Stars of Tomorrow, ROC City Singers, Lyric Voices, and their respective schools… and much more!

  • MEDIA

    Deborah Conquest, Soprano and Kristin Samedi, Piano. 8/6/11 concert Museo del Castagno di Colognora , Italy (Chestnut Museum of Colognora) "Vissi d'arte" is a soprano aria from Act II of the opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini. It is sung by Tosca as she thinks of her fate and how the life of her beloved, Mario Cavaradossi, is at the mercy of Baron Scarpia.

    Deborah Conquest, Soprano Kristin Barone, Piano 8.2.11 Sarola, Italy "Quando me'n vo", also known as "Musetta's Waltz", is a soprano aria in 3/4 time (a waltz) from act 2 of Puccini's opera La bohème. It is sung by the character Musetta, in the presence of her bohemian friends, and is directed toward Marcello in order to make him jealous.

    Deborah Conquest, soprano, from the Florida Grand Opera, sings National Anthem on ESPN for a Florida Marlins game in 2003.

  • TESTIMONIALS

    "I received private voice lessons from Deborah before auditioning for colleges to be a voice major. She helped me choose repertoire, work on my technique and my overall confidence. I ended up getting into 4 top music schools and often returned to Deborah for lessons whenever possible. She is very kind and supportive. Deborah often found various ways of explaining technique until I understood. Her musicality and interpretation skills helped me experience new life within the music. I would highly recommend taking lessons from Deborah."

    - Ashley C

    "I received private voice lessons from Deborah in the past. The enthusiasm she has for her work is infectious. I highly recommend her."

    - Hannah S

    "I have learned a lot of things about my voice that I would not have noticed without Ms. Conquest."

    - college student

    "Deborah is so supportive of her students. She gives feedback in a positive way so you can learn and grow. It's never harsh, her feedback is always solid and clear so you know exactly how to improve. Deborah is kind and honest, and I love that because it helps me learn and push myself. Before recitals or a big performance she works with you, and will never make you nervous. She really prepares her students in the best way. Deborah is very nice and funny too, she is also very interesting as a person. I feel very lucky that she is my voice teacher."

    -Livy R

  • CONTACT DEBORAH

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