Jocelyn Dueck

Pianist Jocelyn Dueck is a vocal coach and professor specializing in collaborative performance and language diction. She has taught German and Italian diction at Manhattan School of Music, as well as Italian diction in Dawn Upshaw’s acclaimed Vocal Arts Program at Bard Conservatory and German Lieder and American Art Song at Mannes College. Formerly a professor and coach at NYU, Dr. Dueck recently founded the Center for Language in Song, an institute based in New York that teaches score preparation to song enthusiasts.

Sought after for her new music interpretations, Dr. Dueck has premiered songs and operas by leading composers. The New York Times praised her pianism as “solid and colorful” in a review of a performance of the Five Borough Songbook, a seminal collection of songs by some of New York’s most innovative composers. 



 Jocelyn Dueck received a DMA in accompanying and coaching under the tutelage of Margo Garrett and Karl Paulnack at the University of Minnesota in 2004. Her dissertation explored the unpublished song cycles of Louis Durey. She was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center that same year and went on to apprentice at the Glimmerglass Opera in 2005. She has since served regularly on the music staff of Glimmerglass Opera as well as of Seattle Opera. Dr. Dueck has written articles for Opera America’s Perspectives book series, as well as for their magazine, and is a regular contributor to the ezine Sparks and Wiry Cries.