Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Voice
Office: 2270 Moore
Melody Racine, mezzo soprano, associate professor and chair of the Department of Voice, is a master teacher in the fields of classical performance and musical theatre. A recipient of the Harold Haugh Award for excellence in teaching, Melody maintains a large studio of graduate and undergraduate voice students in both of these competitive fields at the University of Michigan. In addition, she maintains a studio of professional singers who grace the Broadway stage and the operatic stage. Gavin Creel, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Alex Gemignani, and Daniel Reichard—to name a few—are presently making a difference in the world of musical theatre.
In addition to her teaching and administrative responsibilities, Melody has sung and continues to sing all over the country. At home, she is honored to have sung with University of Michigan's own Martin Katz, world-renowned collaborative pianist. Her singing has taken her to music festivals in Aspen and Tanglewood, along with concert, oratorio, and operatic stages all over the United States and in Italy. She has sung leading roles in Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Zauber Flote, Così fan tutte, Turn of the Screw, Der Fliegende Hollander, Lakme, Four Saints in Three Acts, to name of a few. Recent concert appearances include soloist in Symphony no. 2 in c minor under the baton of Kenneth Kiesler.
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