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2014 High School Division Faculty


Summer Music Academy faculty consist of current Ithaca College faculty, top music educators from across the country, and renowned guest artists. Additional faculty and guest artists will be announced periodically. 

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Patrice Pastore, VoicePatrice Pastore, Voice
Professor of Voice, Ithaca College; MM, New England Conservatory of Music; MA, Tufts University; BA, Bryn Mawr College


PATRICE PASTORE's career spans several diverse areas. She is a specialist in contemporary vocal music with performances at the Birch Creek Summer Festival, Grandin Festival, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Ithaca Opera, Hangar Theatre, Opera Theatre of Lucca. She has collaborated with prestigious composers including Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwantner, George Crumb, Lukas Foss, John Harbison, Chen Yi, Libby Larsen. She has recorded for Spectrum and Golden Crest.

Ms. Pastore is also recognized for her work with improvisation, both in performance and as part of symposiums in Ireland. She is currently at Ithaca College where she is a voice faculty member and performing artist. She has also taught diction and voice at Rising Star Singers Institute, Grandin Festival, Clark University, and New England Conservatory of Music.

Her education includes M.M., New England Conservatory of Music; M.A., Tufts University; B.A., Bryn Mawr College. She has studied with Barbara Honn, Ann Baltz, Wesley Balk, Jan de Gaetani, Mignon Dunn, Joan Dorneman, Joan Heller, Susan Clickner, Phyllis Curtin, and Ellen Repp. Influential programs also include Tanglewood, OperaWorks, Musicians Club of America, International Institute of Vocal Arts, Wesley Balk Institute.

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