Lamar University

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Basic Information

Address: 2317 Southgate Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030-1137
Phone Number: 713 818-0386
Fax Number: 713 667-1228
Person of Contact: Dr. Isabelle Ganz

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Voice Type: Mezzo-soprano
Musical Styles: Classical; Musical Theater
Hours: Varies
Ages: 12 - older adults
Capacity: ?
Pricing: $60/hour lesson or $230/4 hour lessons, paid in advance; $40/half hour
Payment Methods: Check, money order, cash
Setting/Location(s): Home studio: Rice U. - Medical Center area
Program Highlights:

Please see website: www.isabelleganz.com

Recitals: Many throughout the world
Education/Awards: D.M.A. Eastman School of Music; M.M. and B.M. University of Houston; Studies at Juilliard
Academic Teaching Experience: Manhattan School of Music Extension Division; University of St. Thomas; High School for the Visual and Performing Arts; Houston Community College; University of St. Thomas; Texas Southern University; University of Houston; Lamar University (Beaumont) - present position.
Private Teaching Experience: Over 40 years private teaching experience.
Publications/Media: Over 17 recordings; Published composer
Performance Credentials: Performances in France, Germany, the British Isles, Turkey, Slovakia, Canada, Colombia, Brazil, throughout the U.S. Please see website
Competitions:

Llangollen, Wales

Testimonials:

"My voice never felt so free!" "I can hit high notes that I never knew I had before." "Your skills in teaching popular singing styles as well as classical technique and the electricity you create make you an invaluable pedagogue." Podiumkunstwerk, The Netherlands

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Each student is unique: bone structure, personality all vary. Hence, I have no one "method" aside from good breath support and relaxation. Beyond that, it depends on the student's needs.

History:

Doctor of Musical Arts (Voice and Music Literature) - Eastman School of Music

Master of Music (Voice and Music Theory) - University of Houston

Bachelor of Arts (Major in Music) - University of Houston (Includes studies at the University of Rochester, the University of Chicago and the Juilliard School of Music.

Cantorial training: School of Sacred Music, Hebrew Union College

Social Networks:

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PRESENT POSITIONS:

 Founder and performer with ALHAMBRA, Sephardic music ensemble.

Workshop leader: 1) Improvisation for Singers  2) group vocal development

Voice faculty: Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

FORMER POSITIONS:

Founder and Director of HaZamir Houston (Jewish teen choir)

Choral conductor: Congregation Brith Shalom (Houston), the Piping Rock Singers (Houston)