Dr. Ivy Walz joined the voice faculty at Ithaca College School of Music in 2011. Here she teaches voice lessons, vocal pedagogy and an opera immersion class as part of the Honors Program. Previously held teaching positions include Cornell University, the State University of New York at Cortland, and as a graduate assistant at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
Ivy believes that diverse and inclusive learning environments are essential, and she is committed to creating and contributing to equitable, safe and welcoming spaces for all individuals. She is proud to serve on a collaborative faculty, and through her teaching leads students to discover connections between their vocal work and course work so that they may learn to synthesize across their chosen curriculum.
Mezzo soprano Ivy Walz has been awarded numerous roles, solo performances and featured artist positions with opera companies, orchestras and chamber music groups nationally and internationally. She was a finalist for the American Prize in Art Song in 2019. For more information on her recent and upcoming performance activities, please visit www.ivywalz.com.
Ivy is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She currently serves as Treasurer for the NATS Central New York Finger Lakes chapter. She is an engaged clinician who gives master classes on integrating healthy singing techniques with dynamic performance practice. She has been a guest clinician for Higher Voice Studio, TCO Teens, College Audition Advantage, Affiliated Choruses of Ithaca, Denver Art Song Project High School Competition and other schools, colleges and universities.
Ivy holds the DMA from the College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati and MM and BM in performance and education from Ithaca College School of Music.