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THE SCOOP | Renowned Canadian Soprano Appointed Head Of Voice At RCM’s Glenn Gould School

By Michael Vincent on January 8, 2019

Adrianne Pieczonka
The preeminent Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka has been appointed Vocal Chair and Head of the Voice Department of the Glenn Gould School, the professional arm of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

The Royal Conservatory, announced today the appointment of Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka as Vocal Chair and Head of the Vocal Department of The Glenn Gould School (GGS).

Pieczonka will be first Vocal Chair in the school’s history, and will begin her new role in May 2019.

“I am very excited and honoured to assume the role of Vocal Chair at The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School,” said Pieczonka in a press release statement. “For the past several years I have given annual master classes for the singers of its Artist Diploma Program; I look forward to being involved with all other aspects of the Voice Department. Drawing on my experience from many years on stage, I hope to inspire and support young artists as they prepare themselves for careers as professional singers.”

Pieczonka’s duties will include participating in monthly masterclasses and overseeing The Glenn Gould School’s Voice Program and Price Opera Program. She will also supervise casting of the department’s two annual operas and the annual vocal showcase.

“It is an honour to welcome an artist of Adrianne’s stature as the inaugural Vocal Chair of The Glenn Gould School,” said Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO, The Royal Conservatory. “Great artists are developed through the ongoing mentorship and guidance of outstanding teachers. As one of the world’s preeminent operatic sopranos, the depth of Adrianne’s expertise will be invaluable in supporting the artistic growth of the next generation of celebrated singers.”

UPDATE:

See here for an in-depth interview with Pieczonka on her new role at the RCM.

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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