College Faculty: Vocal Arts: Related Studies in Vocal Arts: Italian Diction
One of New York City’s most sought-after vocal coaches, Glenn Morton is a teacher of Italian Diction, French Vocal Literature, and Song Interpretation at Manhattan School of Music, where he has been on the faculty since 2003. He is also on the faculties of Mannes College, the New School for Music, and the Juilliard School.
For more than 20 years, he has worked with opera companies throughout the US as an assistant conductor, program director and diction coach. These include the Santa Fe Opera, The Opera Company of Boston, Opera Delaware, Sarasota Opera, Tulsa Opera and the New Orleans Opera. As a pianist, he collaborated on two recordings for Opus records.
He received a Bachelors degree in piano performance from the Hartt School of Music, and a Master of Music degree in collaborative piano from the Manhattan School of Music.
His work includes a wide variety of collaborations with companies such as the Opera Company of Boston, Tulsa Opera, New Orleans Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Lyra Ottawa, Santa Fe Opera, and Glimmerglass.
Mr. Morton serves as the founding Artistic Director of Classic Lyric Arts, Inc., a non-profit organization encompassing CLA Italy in Novafeltria, Italy, founded in 2009, and CLA France in the Périgord region of France, founded in 2012, providing advanced training in the techniques and traditions of French and Italian lyric music to emerging opera singers.
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