Jocelyn Dueck

Pianist Jocelyn Dueck is a vocal coach and professor specializing in collaborative performance. Dr. Dueck was a professor and coach at NYU for five years where she taught the English, Italian, German, and French sections of Diction for Singers. She was simultaneously on the faculty at Mannes College, teaching German Lieder to singers and pianists. Dr. Dueck recently founded The Center for Language in Song, a NYC-based institute that teaches score preparation to song enthusiasts.

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

Dr. 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 Her dissertation explored the unpublished song cycles of Louis Durey.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. She joined the Manhattan School of Music faculty in 2013.