RESUME

FULL RESUME OF DR. REBECCA KOENIGBERG | SOPRANO

 

 

EDUCATION

   +  Doctorate of Musical Arts: Vocal Performance & Pedagogy | University of Colorado | Boulder, CO - Magna Cum Laude

   +  Master of Music: Vocal Performance | University of Colorado | Boulder, CO - Magna Cum Laude

   +  Bachelor of Arts: Music Education | Concordia College | Moorhead, MN - Cum Laude

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

   +  Adjunct Music Faculty | Metropolitan State University | Denver, CO 
            - Private Studio. Teach 10 students per semester, preparing them for jury competency.
            - Voice Class I and II, Teach 15 students per semester, preparing them for semester final performance.

    +  Adjunct Music Faculty | Regis University | Denver, CO
            - Private Studio. Taught 20 students per semester, preparing them for jury competency.
            - Performance Class. Taught 40+ students twice per semester.
            - Opera Scenes. Direct, cast, accompany and write original program, 10 students per semester. - Music Theater History. (core curriculum) Taught 25 students spring semester.
            - Beginning and Advanced Class Voice. Taught 10 students per semester.

    +  Artist in Residence | Denver School of the Arts | Denver, CO 
             - Private Studio. Taught 20 students per semester.
             - Co-Director of Opera Scenes. Direct, cast, write original concept, 50 students Fall semester. - Master Studio Class. Taught, accompanied 20 students once per semester.

     +  Adjunct Music Faculty | University of Colorado at Denver | Denver, CO 

             - Private Studio. Taught 10 students per semester, preparing them for jury competency.

             - Studio Class. Taught 30 students.

    +  Assistant Professor | Mississippi State University | Starkville, MS 

             -  Private Studio. Taught 12 students per semester, preparing them for jury competency.

             -  Voice Class for Instrumental Emphasis Music Majors. Taught 12 students a beginning vocal pedagogy course in which instrumentalists apply beginning vocal technique to their individual

                     singing voices.

             -  English and Italian Lyric Diction. Taught all voice majors (approximately 30) Students learned the foundations of correct pronunciation through the use of IPA, and apply this knowledge to their

                    assigned vocal literature.

             -  Director of Spring Musical. Arranged and directed musical revue “An Evening with Friends @ the Open-Mic Coffee Club”.

     +  Graduate Part-Time Instructor | University of Colorado | Boulder, CO 

             -  Private Studio. Taught 3-5 students per semester, preparing them for faculty juries and freshman proficiency.

             -  Class Voice. Taught 10 students how to pick and perform appropriate song literature preparing them for a final performance each semester.

             -  Assistant to Associate Professor in Beginning Pedagogy (observed). Assisted Professor Pat Mason in a Beginning Pedagogy course. For example, she lectured on Phonation, administered tests

                    and assigned grades.

 

TEACHERS, DIRECTORS, COACHES & CONDUCTORS

    +  Joan Dornemann

    +  Nico Castel

    +  Kathleen Kaun

    +  Paul J. Christiansen

    + Louise Sherman

    + Carol Castel

    + Nathaniel Merrill

    + Robert Spillman

    + Dr. Barbara Doscher

    + Richard Barrett

    + Dr. Rene Claussen

    + Martin Isepp

LANGUAGES STUDIED

    + Italian

    + German

    + Spanish

    + French

CONTINUED EDUCATION

    +  Director of Regis University Summer Music Program Outreach | Regis University | Denver, CO 

    +  Master Class featuring Cynthia Vaughn | Denver School of the Arts | Denver, CO 

    +  Master Class featuring Kevin Kennedy | Denver School of the Arts | Denver, CO 

    +  New Voice Teacher's Symposium (SNATS) | Indiana University | Bloomington, IN 

            - Invited to give a live webcast presentation on self authored paper, Poet Anne Home Hunter as Muse to Franz Joseph Haydn during his prolific London Period (1791-1795); The Surgeon’s Wife

    +  Richard Miller’s Vocal Technique Clinic | Oberlin University | Oberlin, OH 
            - An international performing and teaching clinic at the Institute of Voice Performance and Pedagogy with one of the world's foremost vocal pedagogues.

    +  Achieve Mississippi | Mississippi State University | Starkville, MS 

            - Participation in a faculty intensive on Problem Based Learning; or student-centered learning. This statewide opportunity was available because of a National Grant presented to Mississippi State

                  University.

GRANT PROPOSAL SUCCESSES

    +  Professional Development Grant | Continuing Education | Metropolitan University 

    +  Research Grant to Attend the Richard Miller Vocal Technique Clinic | Institute of Voice Performance & Pedagogy | Oberlin Conservatory 

    +  Co-Signer for Schillig Grant | Department of Music Education | Mississippi State University 

    +  National Grant to Attend Achieve Mississippi’s Problem-Based Learning Initiative | Mississippi State University 

 

PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW

RECORDINGS

    +  Redemption Cantata /Recitative : The call of God | Penquin Records 

    +  AVE: Augustana Vocal Ensemble Demo | Augustana Arts 

    +  Ellington’s Sacred Works | with The Ron Miles Jazz Assemble 

    +  “Requiem for Ma” on Relationship Suite | with Dr. Richard Lewis | Mericku Records 

AWARDS & HONORS

    +  Eleanor Lieber Awards | 1 of 30 chosen 

    +  Spenser Award | Winner 

    +  Colorado Lyric Singers | University of Colorado, Boulder 

    +  Joan Dornemann’s Israel Vocal Arts Institute (Marie) | Tel Aviv, Israel 

    +  Opera Talent Search, O.G. | San Antonio, Texas | Winner 

    +  Midland/Odessa Young Artists Competition | Finalist 

    +  Young Patronesses of the Opera Competition | Miami, FL | National Finalist 

    +  Juilliard Opera Center | National Finalist 

    +  Metropolitan Opera Auditions | District Winner 

    +  Metropolitan Opera Auditions | District Winner

    +  MacAllister Awards | St. Louis Regional Winner 

    +  Metropolitan Opera Auditions | National Finalist 

    +  Vice Chancellor Competition | University of Colorado | Winner 

    +  San Francisco Opera Competition | National Finalist 

PROFESSIONAL ROLES & PROGRAMS

    +  Frasquita | Carmen | Bizet | Opera Colorado (Grand Opening of Ellie Caulkins Opera House) 

    +  Abigail | The Crucible (scenes) | Ward | Colorado Chamber Players 

    +  Sister Mary Amnesia | Nunsense | D. Goggin | Boulder Summerstage 

    +  Adele | Die Fledermaus | Strauss | Colorado Opera Troupe 

    +  Adele | Die Fledermaus | Strauss | Ohio Light Opera 

    +  Angel | The Count of Luxemburg | Lehar | Ohio Light Opera 

    +  Eisle | Yoeman of the Guard | Gilbert & Sullivan | Ohio Light Opera 

    +  Gretle | Christopher Columbus | Offenbach | New England Lyric 

    +  Anna Held | Tintypes | Mary Kyte | T.U. Summerstock 

    +  Susanna (scenes) | Marriage of Figaro | Intern Outreach | Tulsa Opera 

    +  Eve | Let’s Get Show (World Premier) | John Eaton | Chicago Pocket Opera

    +  Cinderella | Into the Woods | Sondheim | Skylight Opera Theater 

    +  Celeste | Sunday in the Park with George | Sondheim | Theatre Factory 

    +  Adina (cover) | L’Elisir d’Amore | Donizetti | Opera Colorado 

    +  Giannetta | L’Elisir d’Amore | Donizetti | Opera Colorado

    +  Casilda | Gondoliers | Gilbert & Sullivan | Colorado Lyric Theatre 

OPERAS PERFORMED

    +  Despina | Così fan Tutte | Mozart | University of Colorado 

    +  Marie | La Fille du Regiment | Donizetti | Israel Vocal Arts

    +  Abigail | The Crucible | Ward | University of Colorado

    +  Madame Altina | La Divina | Pasatieri | University of Colorado 

    +  Lauretta | Gianni Schicchi | Puccini | Dorian Opera 

    +  Barbarina | Le Nozze Di Figaro | Mozart | F-M Opera Company 

CHAMBER MUSIC & CONCERTS

    +  Haydn’s Creation | Voices West chorus and orchestra| Littleton United Methodist, Denver, CO 

    +  Faculty Series Recital | Metropolitan State University| King’s Center Denver, CO 

    +  Faculty Series Recital | Metropolitan State University| King’s Center Denver, CO 

    +  Featured Recitalist | Denver Sister City International Convention| Denver, CO 

    +  Featured Recitalist | Denver Sister City International Convention| Denver, CO 

    +  Featured Recitalist | Regis University Inspired Performances Event Series| Denver, CO 

    +  Requiem of the Nations, world premiere | Montview Presbyterian Concert Series | Denver, CO 

    +  Mozart Coronation Mass | Colorado Chamber Players | Denver, CO

    +  Featured Recitalist | Anthem Ranch Concert Series | Denver, CO

    +  Redemption Cantata, world premiere | Montview Presbyterian Concert Series | Denver, CO 

    +  Faculty Recital | Artist in Residence Concert Series | Denver School of the Arts 

    +  Schubert Mass in G | Trinity Lutheran Church Concert Series | Denver, CO 

    +  Faculty Recital | Regis University | Denver, CO 

    +  An Evening of Song | Central Presbyterian Church | Longmont, CO 

    +  An Evening of Song | Regis University | Denver, CO 

    +  Faculty Recital | Regis University | Denver, CO 

    +  Opera Outreach | Opera Colorado | Denver, CO 

    +  CBS Arts Lunch | Opera Colorado | Denver, CO 

    +  Faculty Recital | Denver School Arts | Denver, CO 

    +  Orff's Catulli Carmina | Larimer Choral | Fort Collins, CO 

    +  University Concert Series | Regis University | Denver, CO 

    +  Saint Matthew Passion | Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra | Denver, CO 

    +  Songs of the New World | AVE | The Denver Art Museum | Denver, CO 

    +  Concert of Lights & Sound | AVE | The Gates Planetarium | Denver, CO 

    +  Duke Ellington's Sacred Works | AVE & The Ron Miles Jazz Ensemble | Denver, CO

    +  Orf's Carmina Burana | Meridian Symphony Orchestra | Meridian, MS 

    +  Faculty Recital Series | Mississippi State University | Starkville, MS 

    +  Invited Recital Artist | Ole' Miss University | Oxford, MS 

    +  Invited Recital Artist | Itawamba Community College | Tupelo, MS 

    +  Invited Recital Artist | Louisiana Tech. School of Performing Arts | Ruston, LA 

    +  MMTA New Faculty Concert | MMTA Conference | Jackson, MS 

    +  Mendelssohn's Elijah | Meridian Symphony Orchestra | Meridian, MS

    +  MPR Radio Concert | M.S.O.'s Elijah | Statewide Broadcast 

    +  Full DMA Recital | Mount Saint Gertrude's Academy | Boulder, CO 

    +  Percussion Ensemble Concert | University of Colorado Percussion Ensemble | Boulder, CO 

    +  Six for Song | Chautauqua Community House | Boulder, CO

    +  Concert Series | First Presbyterian Church of Lafayette | Lafayette, CO 

    +  Full DMA Recital | University of Colorado Grusin Hall | Boulder, CO

    +  Chautauqua Summer Series | Chautauqua Auditorium | Boulder, CO 

    +  Longmont Symphony Series | Longmont Symphony Orchestra | Longmont, CO

    +  Myerson Symphony Pops Concert | UNT Orchestra | Dallas, TX 

    +  Notes on Moonlight | Chicago Chamber Players (World Premiere) | Chicago, IL 

    +  Mendelssohn's Elijah | Kirkwood Concert Series | St. Louis, MO

    +  PAC Benefit Concert | Colorado Symphony Orchestra | Denver, CO 

    +  Dubois’ Seven Last Words | University Hills Choir | Denver, CO 

    +  Mozart’s Requiem | Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra | Denver, CO 

INVITED APPEARANCES

    +  Senior Voice Level Colorado MTNA Judge | CU Boulder 

    +  NATS CO-WY District Masterclass with Dr. Bradley Thompson | Metropolitan University 

    +  National Student Auditions (NATS) Judge | Online 

    +  Classical Singer Magazine Competition Judge | Greeley, CO

    +  Colorado State Federated Music Club Judge | Denver, CO 

    +  Directed Graduate Opera Scenes | University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 

    +  Denver Philharmonic Orchestra Young Artist Competition Judge | Denver, CO 

    +  Master Studio Class | Denver School of the Arts 

    +  Juror, Young Artist’s Competition | Longmont, CO 

    +  Juror, Young Artist’s Competition | Longmont, CO 

    +  New Voice Teacher's Symposium (SNATS) Presenter | Indiana University | Bloomington, IN 

    +  Master Class Lecturer | University of Wisconsin | Platteville, WI 

    +  ACDA Convention Presenter on Healthy Belt Technique | Denver, CO 

    +  Recruiter/Performer: Clinic for students at Northeastern C.C. | Booneville, MS 

    +  Recruiter/Performer: Clinic for students at Itawamba Community College | Tupelo, MS 

    +  Recruiter/Performer: Clinic for students at Hines Community College | Jackson, MS 

    +  Recruiter/ Performer: Clinic for students at Pearl High School | Jackson, MS 

    +  Juror, NATS competition | Delta State University | Cleveland, MS 

    +  Juror, NATS competition | University of Wyoming | Laramie, WY 

    +  Juror, Mississippi Piano Showcase Young Artists Auditions | Tupelo, MS 

    +  Juror, Young Artist’s Competition | Longmont, CO 

    +  Juror, Young Artist’s Competition | Longmont, CO 

    +  Juror, Young Artist’s Competition | Longmont, CO 

    +  Voice Clinics for Local Schools | Denver, CO 

    +  Voice Clinics for Local Schools | Boulder, CO 

    +  Voice Clinics for Local Schools | Hartford, CT 

    +  Voice Clinics for Local Schools | Tulsa, OK 

    +  Voice Clinics for Local Schools | St. Louis, MO 

    +  Voice Clinics for Local Schools | Dallas, TX 

    +  Voice Clinics for Local Schools | Boulder, CO 

ACADEMIC AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

    +  University of Colorado Teaching Assistantship 

    +  Barbara Doscher Scholarship 

    +  Allied Arts Scholarship 

    +  Trudi Miltziener Memorial Scholarship 

    +  University of Colorado Opera Scholarship 

    +  University of Colorado Voice Department Scholarship 

    +  Denver Lyric Opera Guild Scholarship 

    +  University of Colorado Teaching Assistantship 

    +  B.A. Scholarships at Concordia College 

STUDENT INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES & RECORDINGS

    +  Frederika Gilbert | Soloist, International Opus Prize Ceremony, Denver, CO 

    +  Frederika Gilbert | Sister Prima Cicatrice, Suor Angelica, Berlin Opera Academy 

    +  Frederika Gilbert | Invited finalist, Delora Zajik’s Dramatic Voices Competition 

    +  Phoebe Bawmann | 2015 National NATS, Greensboro, NC 

    +  Molly Hill | Central City Opera Apprentice Artist 

    +  Molly Hill | Asian Performing Arts of Colorado, I sing Beijing, Beijing China 

    +  Julie Zorilla | American Idol Top 12 

    +  Wyatt Manobla | MTV’s Made Reality Series 

    +  Katie Dallas | ABC’s High School Musical Reality Series | National Finalist 

    +  Lauren Wiens | National Anthem | Colorado Rockies 

            - Opening Act for John Michael Montgomery | Nebraska State Fair 
    +  Bill Nershi | Lead Singer, String Cheese Incident | “Round the Wheel” | Sci Fidelity Records 

            -  “A String Cheese Incident” | Sci Fidelity Records 

            -  “Born on the Wrong Planet” | Sci Fidelity Records 

 

STUDENT AWARDS & HONORS

    +  Lulu Scully | Emory University and Northwestern invited auditions 

    +  Kate Logan | Sarah Lawrence $20,000 scholarship winner 

    +  Lulu Scully | District NATS winner, classical division | CO/WY District 

    +  Kate Logan | District NATS 2nd place, musical theater division | CO/WY District 

    +  Frederika Gilbert | District NATS winner, classical division | CO/WY District 

    +  Frederika Gilbert | District NATS 3rd place, musical theater division | CO/WY District 

    +  Lulu Scully | District NATS 3rd place, musical theater division | CO/WY District 

    +  Celia Salazar | District NATS honorable mention, musical theater division | CO/WY District

    +  Victoria McDonald | District NATS honorable mention, musical theater division | CO/WY District 

    +  Shaina Newerth | District NATS honorable mention, classical division | CO/WY District 

    +  Sarah Seiwald | District NATS winner, musical theater division | CO/WY District 

    +  Katie Teas | District NATS honorable mention, musical theater division| CO/WY District 

    +  Phoebe Bawmann | Regional NATS winner, classical division| Rocky Mountain Region 

    +  Phoebe Bawmann | Regional NATS 3rd place, musical theater division | Rocky Mountain Region 

    +  Georgie Sesserman | Acceptance into Music Program| Berkeley School of Music, Boston 

    +  Hallie Spoor | $56, 000 music scholarship winner | Ohio Wesleyan University 

           - $36,000 Music Scholarship Winner | University of San Diego 

    +  Kailey Marshall | Acceptance into Musical Theater Program| Pace University, New York 

    +  Hannah Fisher | Early Acceptance | Northwestern University Drama Department

    +  Teleri Gee | NATS West Central Regional Competition | 1st Place 

    +  Wyatt Manobla | Scholarship Winner | New York Film Academy 

    +  Heather Jergensen | NATS West Central Regional Competition | 2nd Place 

    +  Steven Brault | Honors Concert | Regis University | 2010 *Yes, the Pirate’s left handed pitcher

    +  Pat Sainz | Mainstage Honors Concert | Colorado Regional Thespian Convention 

    +  Molly Hill | Classical Singer Article Highlighting her Role as Marcelena in OSU’s Marriage of Figaro 

           -  Scholarship Winner | Oklahoma State University | Stillwater, OK 

           -  NATS West Central Regional Competition | Winner 

           -  NATS West Central Regional Competition | Finalist 

    +  Emily Jacobs | Scholarship Winner | Lewis and Clark College 

           -  NATS West Central Regional Competition | 4th Place Classical Division 

           -  NATS West Central Regional Competition | 4th Place Musical Theater Division 

    +  Kaitlin Lynsley | Scholarship Winner | Regis University 

    +  Brianna Huber | Scholarship Winner | Regis University 

    +  Jonathan Denzler | Scholarship Winner | Regis University 

    +  Hayley Gregorious | Scholarship Winner | Regis University 

           - Honors Concert | Regis University 
    + Robert Fisher | Scholarship Winner | Regis University 

           - Honors Concert | Regis University 

    +  Brad Gavit | NATS West Central Regional Competition | 4th Place

    +  Amanda McCoo | NATS West Central Regional Competition | 3rd Place Classical Division 

           - NATS West Central Regional Competition | 4th Place Musical Theater Division 

    +  Terra Salazar | NATS West Central Regional Competition | 2nd Place 

    +  William Long | Scholarship Winner | Regis University 

          - Honors Concert | Regis University 

    +  Amanda Moritz | Scholarship Winner | Regis University 

    +  Cynthia McIrvin | Scholarship Winner | Regis University 

          -  NATS West Central Regional Competition | 4th Place 

          -  Honors Concert | Regis University 

          -  NATS West Central Regional Competition | 3rd Place 

     +  Emily Manion | NATS West Central Regional Competition | 2nd Place 

          - NATS West Central Regional Competition | 3rd Place 

     +  Abby Visser | Scholarship Winner | University of Puget Sound | Tacoma, WA 

     +  Tabitha Bandor | NATS West Central Regional Competition | Winner 

     +  Lauren Wiens | NATS West Central Regional Competition| Winner

     +  Michelle Dicharry | NATS Mississippi Chapter Competition| Winner| Classical Division

           -  NATS Mississippi Chapter Competition| Winner| Musical Theater Division

           -  NATS Southern Regional Competition | 3rd Place| Classical Division

     +  Kathy Sullivan | Faculty Scholar Award (1 of 4) | Mississippi State University 

     +  Ben Mason | NATS Mississippi Chapter Competition | 3rd Place Musical Theater Division 

     +  Carolyn Miller | NATS West Central Regional Competition | 2nd Place Musical Theater Division

           - Accepted into the Newly Developed BFA Program (1 of 7) | University of Colorado, Boulder

     +  Katie Munson | Accepted into the Newly Developed BFA Program (1 of 7) | University of Colorado

     +  Cheryl Ward | Soprano Soloist| Boulder Messiah Chorale & Orchestra| Boulder, CO

     +  Collins Shipley | Accepted to Carnegie Mellon University (1 of 20)| Pittsburgh, PA

COMMUNITY SERVICE

    +  Volunteer Private Vocal Instructor | East High School | Denver, CO | 

    +  Children’s Ministry Committee, Chair | Montview Presbyterian Church | Denver, CO 

    +  Denver Habitat for Humanity | Denver, CO 

    +  Summer Education Volunteer | Augustana Lutheran Church | Denver, CO

    +  Weekday Ministries Committee | United Methodist Church | Starkville, MS 

    +  Boulder Valley Habitat for Humanity | Boulder, CO

    +  Senior Citizen Van Driver | Trinity Lutheran Church | Boulder, CO

    +  Cantor/Soloist | Trinity Lutheran Church | Boulder, CO 

    +  Volunteer | Avon Community Adult Day Care Center | Avon, CT 

    +  Volunteer | Tulsa Adult Day Care Center | Tulsa, OK

    +  Day Camp Counselor | First Presbyterian Church | St. Louis, MO 

    +  Volunteer Secretary | Shriner’s Hospital | St. Louis, MO 

COMMITTEES SERVED

    +  Faculty Music Committee | Regis University 

    +  Faculty Scholarship Committee, Chair | Music Education Department | Mississippi State University 

    +  Faculty Search Committee | Music Education, High Brass | Mississippi State University 

    +  University-wide Search Committee | Vice President of Research | Mississippi State University

 ADVISEES

    +  Informal Advisor to Music Majors | Metropolitan University

    +  Informal Advisor to Music Majors | Regis University

    +  Eight Undergraduate Music Education Majors | Mississippi State University 

TEACHING COMPETENCIES

    +  Studio Voice

    +  Belt Technique

    +  Performance Class

    +  Recital & Showcase Preparation

    +  Language Diction
    +  Vocal Pedagogy
    +  Recruitment
    +  Musical Theater History

Dr. Rebecca KoenigBerg, DMA | Soprano

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