This Year’s Faculty & Alumni Mentors

Opera NUOVA is once again honored to be working with many esteemed faculty members who immeasurably enrich our Emerging Artists with their wisdom, experience, and knowledge.

Voice Teachers

Benjamin Butterfield
Tenor
Voice Mentor
Dominique Labelle
Soprano
Voice Mentor
Kimberly Barber
Mezzo-Soprano
Voice Mentor
Monica Huisman
Soprano
Voice Mentor

Collaborative Pianists/Coaches

Kathleen Lohrenz Gable
Coach
Collaborative Pianist
Laura Loewen
Coach
Collaborative Pianist
Leanne Regehr
Coach
Collaborative Pianist
Liz Upchurch
Coach
Collaborative Pianist
Michael McMahon
Coach
Collaborative Pianist
Shannon Hiebert
Coach
Collaborative Pianist

Directors

Donna Fletcher
Director
Soprano
Voice Mentor
Kim Mattice Wanat
Artistic & Managing Director
Director
Rob Herriot
Director

Conductors

Daniel Taylor
Conductor
Countertenor
Patrick Hansen
Conductor
Director
Robert Ursan
Conductor
Voice Mentor/Coach
Ruth Alexander
Conductor
Voice Mentor/Coach

Additional Faculty

Dana Tanner-Kennedy
Dramaturgy Instructor
Jan Henderson
Clown & Masque Instructor
Jennifer Tarver
Acting Instructor
Lin Snelling
 Improvisation Movement Instructor
Marie Nychka
Choreographer
Dance/Movement Teacher
Michael Samuel Kaplan
Speech Instructor
Rebecca Hass
Mezzo-Soprano
Creative Living Coach
Tom Diamond
Acting Instructor

Alumni Mentors

Alexandra Beley
Mezzo-Soprano
Alumni Mentor
Chris Mayell
Tenor
Alumni Mentor
Lara Ciekiewicz
Soprano
Alumni Mentor
Neil Craighead
Bass-Baritone
Alumni Mentor