Adjunct Associate Professor
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MS, Emerson College
Maria Argyros has performed over twenty operatic roles such as Mimi in La Boheme, Gilda in Rigoletto, Pamina and First Lady in The Magic Flute, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Adina in The Elixir of Love, Micaela in Carmen, Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito, Nanetta in Falstaff, and the titles roles in Massenet's Manon, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, and Lully's Alceste.
Miss Argyros has performed as soloist with The Little Orchestra Society, South Florida Symphony, Albany Pops Orchestra, Chappaqua Orchestral Assoc., Greater Utica Opera Guild, Schenectady Light Opera Company, Eastern Opera Theatre, Saratoga Friends of Musical Arts, Capital Hill Orchestra and Choral Society, Boston Chorus Pro Musica, Liederkranz Society, American Chamber Orchestra of NJ, Trillium Chamber Orchestra, Long Island Choral Society, and Northeast Harbor Arts Festival, Clayton Opera House, Russian Synod Choir (Alice Tully Hall), among others.
Miss Argyros spent two summers at the Tanglewood Music Center, where she studied with Phyllis Curtin and performed in recital. Other teachers and coaches have included Boris Goldovsky, Nico Castel, Thomas Grubb, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Janet Bookspan, Whitfield Lloyd, Dino Anagnost, Vincent LaSelva, and Ignace Strasfogel.
Besides earning a Bachelors degree from the Crane School of Music, SUNY, Potsdam, and a Masters degree from Emerson College in Boston, Miss Argyros has also earned post-graduate credits from Peabody Conservatory, NYU, Illinois State University, and Westminster Choir College where she studied vocal anatomy and pedagogy with Dr. Scott McCoy and Dr. Thomas Cleveland. She earned the "Distinguished Voice Professional" diploma after completing the five course of study offered by the New York Singing Teachers' Association (NYSTA). Ms. Argyros studied with David Blair McClosky, a recognized authority and pioneer in the field of voice science and rehabilitation, and her work in vocal pedagogy and healthy voice use has focused on his work, completing 120 hours of course work to become a Certified McClosky Voice Technician. As a part of the teaching staff for the McClosky Institute of Voice, Maria has lectured and taught summer seminars offered nationwide by the Institute since 1998. She has written and presented additional lectures as part of the seminar program.In 2006, Ms. Argyros was promoted to Master Teacher status and Curriculum chair for the McClosky Institute's certification course which offers advanced training to voice professionals. For the certification course, Maria teaches vocal anatomy and physiology, master classes, and other curriculum topics.