MVP Voice Teachers
Brian Gill (tenor), D.M.A., Certificate in Vocology, and 2011 Van L. Lawrence Fellowship winner, is associate professor of voice at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He was previously music associate professor/director of vocal pedagogy at New York University’s (NYU) Steinhardt School and Voice Center (Langone Medical Center). He has performed numerous operatic and musical theater roles, concerts, and recitals in the United States and abroad. From opera companies and world famous churches/cathedrals to sold out arenas, recording studios, and packed houses playing/singing hard rock, funk, country, jazz, and even indian classical music, Gill has enjoyed, and continues to enjoy, a very diverse performing career entertaining a broad range of audiences around the world. In addition to NYU, he has taught at Eastern Kentucky University, Pace University, University of Kentucky at Lexington, and University of Colorado at Boulder in the Continuing Education program. A sought-after master clinician/guest lecturer, Gill has taught/presented for the New York Singing Teachers’ Association (NYSTA), U.S. Army Soldier's Chorus, South Carolina Governor's School, NYU’s Communicative Sciences and Disorders, New York Voice Study Group, the Los Angeles and the Michigan National Association of Teachers of Singing, The Fall Voice Conference, The Voice Foundation, The National Center for Voice and Speech, Acoustical Society of America, Physiology and Acoustics of Singing conference, Pan-European Voice Conference, OPERA America, and Johan Sundberg’s Science of the Singing Voice course. Abroad, Gill has taught in France, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Czech Republic, and South Korea. His students perform throughout the United States and abroad, including at The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, English National Opera, Sante Fe Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, The Royal Opera House, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, On and Off Broadway, in Broadway national/international tours, The Soldiers’ Chorus, and many regional theaters in the United States and abroad. He has been published in VOICEPrints (NYSTA official journal), Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology, and Journal of Voice.
Jeremy Aye (baritone), M.M., received his degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he studied with the renowned vocal pedagogue, Barbara Doscher, pupil of Berton Coffin. He has performed principal rolls in numerous operas, musicals and concerts throughout the United States. Companies include: Arizona Opera, Opera Colorado, Los Angeles Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Opera Omaha, Kansas City Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Fullerton Civic Light Opera, Santa Fe Opera (Apprentice Artist), and Mid-America Productions (2007 Carnegie Hall debut). In addition to solo work, he has been active extra chorister at The Metropolitan Opera since 2005. In 2006, Jeremy became an adjunct voice professor at NYU Steinhardt. In addition to teaching classical and musical theater voice majors, he is the instructor for the repertoire curriculum for Steinhardt's thriving Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy, as well as Business Skills for Classical Singers. In 2012, he presented at NYU's International Voice Symposium along with voice experts Johan Sundberg, Ingo Titze, Brian Gill, Lucian Sulica, Martin Rothenberg, Don Miller and Ron Scherer. Jeremy is on the voice faculty for Prague Summer Nights, a 4 week music festival that produces recitals, concerts and operas in the Czech Republic. The festival highlight includes a full production of Don Giovanni (directed by Sherrill Milnes), in the famous Estates Theatre where Mozart premiered his masterpiece. Jeremy's private students range from emerging talent to professional singers that perform on the stages of Broadway and The Metropolitan Opera.
Kathleen Myrick (Mezzo-Soprano) is a Native Canadian, and is an increasingly busy artist. Currently residing in Lodi, NJ, she has regionally performed the roles of Carmen in Carmen, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Dorabella in Così Fan Tutte, The Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Marcellina in Le Nozze di Figaro, The Witch in Hansel und Gretel, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Guilietta in Les Contes d’Hoffman, and Flora in La Traviata, as well as over 40 other leading roles. After college she was asked to join the young artist program with Virginia Opera. After the young artist program, she was chosen to perform lead roles with their main stage productions for the following season. In the fall of that year, she performed Mercedes in Carmen (and was the cover for Carmen). Also, she was the “Somewhere Soloist” in West Side Story, in which the Washington Post acclaimed her as giving “the best vocal performance of the evening.” Following Virginia Opera, she was signed by a well known New York agent and began her professional career. Some notable performances include: a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall in Vivaldi’s Gloria, Hadyn’s Lord Nelson Mass and St. Nicholas Mass; was also personally invited to sing Maddalena from Rigoletto in Cheboksar, Russia at their yearly International Festival; and had the privilege to perform the world premiere of Cinderella by Semour Barab, as the role of Cinderella’s Mother, and she performed the Verdi Requiem, with the extra chorus under the baton of James Levine, with the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. She received her masters from the University of Tennessee, did her Doctoral work at the University of Illinois and received an advanced certificate in vocal pedagogy from NYU. She has had the privilege to work with such artists as James Levine, Dan Saunders, John Wustman, Carroll Freeman, Michael Ehrman, Kurt Klipstatter, Mignon Dunn, Faith Esham, Nathan Gunn, Kevin Short, and Sean McDermott.
Jamon Maple (tenor), M.M., holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance, and the Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University. Voice specialist, conductor, music director, and choral instructor, he received his B.M. in Vocal Performance from Boston University and enjoys a performing career in opera, musical theatre and K-pop. Jamon made his Boston Symphony Hall solo debut as the tenor soloist in Charles Ives' Psalm 90. His solo appearances include: Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Mozart's Requiem, Coronation Mass and Regina Coeli, Handel’s Messiah and Chandos Anthem No. 9, and Carrisimi’s Jephte. He has enjoyed performances in operas and operettas including, The Student Prince, La Boheme, Die Zauberflote, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Don Giovanni. As a conductor and music director, Mr. Maple has lead several regional pit orchestras in musicals, including Hair, Into the Woods, Fame, Evita, Legally Blonde and Footloose. Jamon was selected to perform in broadway veteran Ben Wright's Broadway Project, a showcase of 20 distinguished singers from around the world performing in New York City, and participated in Simon Cowell’s X-Factor national competition, where he ranked in the top 100 of 16,000 competitors in Los Angeles. Jamon has also been a NATS Boston and Houston winner, and has performed in Carnegie Hall. He made his recording debut with musical theatre record company Stage Stars Records, performing lead roles in The Music Man and Peter Pan. Jamon has worked closely with grammy nominated singer/songwriter and humanitarian Chandrika Tandon, performing several live shows in Washington DC at NPR and in New York City, most notably for Bharath Vidhya Bhavan’s 35th anniversary gala with Deepak Chopra and Sahdguru in attendance. Most recently, Jamon’s cover performance of Park Hyo Shin’s “Wildflower” went viral in Korea with over 200,000 views, and he may now appear on a coming episode of the acclaimed singing TV show “Fantastic Duo” in South Korea, after being invited to travel to Korea to perform. A native of Beaumont, Texas, Jamon also served there as a choral director at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. In addition to serving on the voice faculty at Boston University Tanglewood Institute, he now teaches on the voice faculty at New York University and maintains a NYC private voice studio of professional singers from North America and South Korea. His students are NATS national competition winners in opera and musical theatre, finalists in New York Lyric Opera Theatre national competition, professional recording artists and Broadway performers.
MVP Voice Coaches
Shinae Kim (pianist), D.M.A., performs frequently across the United States and internationally. She began studying piano in South Korea, where she gave her first performance at age seven. Following her debut with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra at age 11, she moved to the United States to study at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. She went on to receive a Bachelor of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory, where she was a student of Michael Lewin under full scholarship after having won the Churchill Scholarship and the Alfred Lee Scholarship Competitions. Winner of the Luis Ferre International Piano Competition, Kim holds a Master’s in Music Education from New York University. In 2015 she completed the doctoral program at Stony Brook University and performed both books of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier for her doctoral recital. Kim has appeared as soloist with the Coro Symphony in Puerto Rico, the International Chamber Orchestra in California, and the Brevard Repertory Orchestra in North Carolina. She was featured on WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase with flutist Conor Nelson and has performed at Symphony Space and at Merkin Hall as a collaborative pianist. During the summer of 2014, she attended the Schubert Institute in Baden, Austria, where she studied Lieder intensively with some of the world’s leading Schubert experts, including Elly Ameling. Her teaching career includes work as an independent consultant at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and as a teaching artist at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Secondary School for Arts & Technology. She currently serves as music director at Union Temple of Brooklyn and as an adjunct faculty member at both Hebrew Union College and New York University. Her mentor is Miyoko Lotto.
Voltaire Verzosa (pianist & countertenor), M.M., received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance degree from the University of Montana and his Master of Music in Voice Performance degree from the University of Colorado. He pursued further studies in piano at the Eastman School of Music and at the Dorothy Taubman Piano Institute. Voltaire has performed at the International Bamboo Organ Festival, the Las Vegas International New Music Festival, s’Hertogenbosch Internationaal Vocalisten Concours, the Bach Aria Festival, the Vancouver Early Music Festival Baroque Programme, Amherst Early Music Festival, Las Vegas Music Festival and Seattle Accademia d’Amore. He has won top prizes at the District Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions and Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition. On January 24, 2010, Voltaire made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall as a result of winning first prize in the Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition. He has been a guest countertenor soloist with the Colorado Springs Symphony, the Chiara String Quartet, the Montana Baroque Ensemble, the Philippine Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Baroque Players, the Boulder Philharmonic and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society Orchestra, with which he also has performed several times as solo pianist in several piano concertos. Currently, he holds the post of Principal Pianist for the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Also in demand as a collaborative pianist, Voltaire coaches classical vocal repertoire, with special emphasis on Baroque vocal performance practices. He has served as musical director for several local productions in musical theatre. He is presently the pianist for several classical ensembles locally and throughout the Northwest. Voltaire teaches voice and piano privately at his home as well as at the College of Southern Nevada and at Nevada School of the Arts. An all-around musician, his extensive piano and voice background has enabled him to maintain a dual career as solo pianist and singer.
MVP Yoga Instructor
Marisa del Campo (soprano) is a singer, actor, teacher, and coach in New York City. She received a Bachelor's of Music from the Peabody Conservatory and a Master’s degree in musical theater with an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy at New York University studying with Matthew Shephard Smith and Dr. Brian Gill. As a singer and actor favorite roles include Jennifer in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Jen in John and Jen, Jenny in Berlin to Broadway (Dal Norris, Stan Tucker) as well as Bunny in House of Blue Leaves (John Astin and Peg Denithorne). She also premiered the role of Melody in the off-broadway workshop of Casual Bob. Select opera credits include the world premier of The Furies, Die Zauberflöte and her critically acclaimed performance as Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. In a glowing review, The Baltimore Sun’s Tim Smith wrote, “With an arsenal of facial expressions and telling body language, del Campo's portrayal overflowed with personality… [a] consistently appealing vocalist, producing a warm, smooth sound.” Marisa has toured with The Amalfi Coast Music Festival where she performed in Die Zauberflöte at the Serici Theater of the Royal Belvedere Palace - San Leucio (Caserta). Marisa has collaborated on concerts that included arias, art songs, and musical theater material. She has performed with Grammy nominated artist, Chandrika Tandon, as well as singing at Carnegie Hall under the baton of John Rutter. She has written, self-produced, and performed numerous cabaret shows, the two most recent being, Somedays and Decades. Marisa has been on faculty at New York University since 2010 as an adjunct professor of voice in addition to being the coordinator and manager of the vocal pedagogy department. Her students have been seen in Broadway musicals, National and International tours, studio and award winning independent films, television, and theater festivals. Many of her students have been accepted to prestigious programs at NYU, Cap21, Elon, University of Rhode Island, Pace, Marymount, FSU, Northwestern, BoCo, The New School, AMDA, Tulane, Loyola Marymount, and Oklahoma City University. Marisa is a certified yoga instructor specializing in Vinyasa Flow and has been researching and developing methods to connect breath and movement to singing and acting technique to enhance mindfulness and awareness while performing.